02/24/2013 12:41PM

Charles Town: Twenty Hawks scores front-running win in Winter Handicap

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Twenty Hawks, ridden by Jose Montano, cruises to a two-length victory in the Winter Handicap.

Twenty Hawks, stretching out from 6 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/16 miles, led wire to wire under 2012 Eclipse Award apprentice Jose Montano in Saturday night’s $35,000 Winter Handicap at Charles Town.

A 6-year-old gelding owned by Kyle Yost and trained by Ronney Brown, Twenty Hawks  ($9.60) finished two lengths in front of Who We Gunna Call, part of a 6-5 favored entry with Righteous Again. It was another 2 1/4 lengths back to Tapana.

In winning for the first time since taking the Governor’s Cup Handicap in October, Twenty Hawks completed the distance in 1:45.43. He is now 7 for 39 lifetime with earnings of $218,704.