10/12/2008 12:00AM

Eddie C. captures first stakes of long career


Eddie C., enjoying his best season at age 6, collected his first stakes win in Saturday night's $100,000 Wild and Wonderful West Virginia at Charles Town.

Still eligible for his first allowance condition when the season began, Eddie C. ($9) is now 6 for 11 this year for Maryland-based trainer Chris Grove after defeating Anthony J. by three lengths in the seven-furlong Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. He ran the distance in 1:24.60 for jockey J.D. Acosta.

Are You Serious finished sixth of eight as the 2-1 favorite.