11/11/2014 10:40PM

Cool Cowboy takes Sophomore Sprint Championship at 1-2

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Cool Cowboy cruises home to win the Sophomore Sprint Championship under Eduardo Perez.

It took Cool Cowboy about three furlongs to shake loose from Stunt Double in the $85,000 Sophomore Sprint Championship at Mountaineer Park on Tuesday evening, but once he did it was game over.

Cool Cowboy took a clear lead on the far turn of the six-furlong stakes and then was not challenged in the stretch winning by 4 1/2 lengths. He was timed in 1:10.25 following fractions of 22.25, 45.23, and 57.76.

Cool Cowboy paid $3 to win. He is trained by Dale Bennett and was ridden by Eduardo Perez. The win was Cool Cowboy’s fifth from 10 career starts and his third in a stakes. He has finished worse than second only once in his career.

Rockin Donovan stayed to the rail throughout and was up to gain second by 1 1/2 lengths over Stunt Double, who finished third. Second choice Debt Ceiling was fourth, 2 1/2 lengths further back.