10/07/2012 9:36AM

Lone Star Park: Charal Kid surprises in Refrigerator Handicap

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Charal Kid earned a berth into the $750,000 Champion of Champions on Saturday night, when he won the first Grade 1 of his career in the $75,000 Refrigerator Handicap for Quarter Horses at Lone Star Park. The race was worth $41,250 to the winner, and also rewarded Charal Kid with an automatic berth into the Champion of Champions, a Grade 1 race to be run at Los Alamitos on Dec. 15.

In the early stages of the Refrigerator, Charal Kid ($35.20) was up by a length. Nearing the wire, he just held off a bid from My Truly Uno for a head win. It was the 12th career stakes victory for Charal Kid, who covered 440 yards on a track rated fast in 21.32 seconds.

Jockey Santos Carrizales rode Charal Kid for Malinche Cattle Co., and trainer Eusevio Huitron. The horse has now won 18 of 44 starts and $465,319.