Updated on 09/17/2011 10:35AM

Pimlico: Native Heir relishes slop

Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club
Native Heir loves the mud so much that he wins for the sixth time in the off-going today, this time taking top honors in the $75,000 Ben Cohen Stakes at Pimlico.

Native Heir, seven lengths off the pace on the backside and still five behind in the stretch, swung out wide late and passed the pacesetting Baby Shark to win the $75,000 Ben Cohen by a length.

Baby Shark held on for second, a half-length ahead of 6-5 favorite Sassy Hound in third. Ridden by Rick Wilson, Native Heir ran the five furlongs over a sloppy track in 57.56 seconds and paid $5.

The field was reduced from 11 to five after the race was moved from the turf course to the main track because of wet weather.