07/05/2006 12:00AM

Charles Town: Outcashem sets record


Outcashem had to face only two outclassed opponents in the $100,000 Charles Town Dash Invitational Handicap following three scratches, including his own stablemate.

Carrying 129 pounds, Outcashem ($2.20) ran fast enough to set a track record for 4 1/2 furlongs, cruising to an 8 3/4-length victory with jockey Travis Dunkelberger aboard for trainer Scott Lake.

The 5-year-old Outcashem, who has now won six straight, covered the distance in 50.20 seconds, eclipsing the record of 50.36 set exactly seven years earlier.

Outcashem collected $69,000 to raise his bankroll to $435,631.