07/07/2013 5:28PM

Thistledown: Silver Tongued wins Cleveland Gold Cup


Silver Tongued made it a perfect 2 for 2 at Thistledown by winning the $75,000 Daniel Stearns Cleveland Gold Cup on Sunday.

Jockey Lori Wydick kept Silver Tongued at the back of the field of nine 3-year-old, Ohio-bred colts and geldings until upper stretch.

Trained by Jeff Greenhill, Silver Tongued hooked the leader, Pyrite Green, and the two dueled to the wire, with Silver Tongued winning by a half-length.

Pyrite Green was 16 1/2 lengths in front of post-time favorite Plain Ol' Willard, who finished third.

Silver Tongued ran 1 1/8 miles over a fast track in 1.52.54 and returned $9 to win.