09/20/2008 12:00AM

Ghostly Thunder dominant


Ghostly Thunder ($2.60) solidified his status as the favorite for the $125,000 West Virginia Lottery on Oct. 18 by cruising to a 6 1/2-length win in the $51,000 Millard Harrell Memorial Stakes at Charles Town.

A 3-year-old gelding based at Laurel Park with trainer Gary Capuano, Ghostly Thunder has now won his last three starts, at all Charles Town, by a combined margin of 20 1/4 lengths. Ridden by Travis Dunkelberger, Ghostly Thunder covered the seven furlongs in 1:25.12, more than a second faster than either of his previous two wins.