05/20/2012 11:11AM

Charles Town: Russell Road convincing winner in It's Only Money


Russell Road, shortening up to 4 1/2 furlongs for only the second time in his 34-race career, scored a two-length victory in Saturday night’s $50,900 It’s Only Money Stakes for West Virginia-breds at Charles Town.

Ridden by Luis Perez for owner Mark Russell and trainer James W. Casey, Russell Road ($2.40) took over from Henry the Lover with a sixteenth remaining and drew away under moderate urging. He completed the distance in 51.62 seconds.

Henry the Lover easily held second by 2 1/2 lengths. Mastic Village nosed out Speedy Sammy for third.