07/02/2011 5:02PM

Thistledown: Trophy Boy comes through in Cleveland Gold Cup


Heavy favorite Trophy Boy led every step of the way and drew off to a 3 3/4-length victory in the 44th running of the $75,000 Daniel Stearns Cleveland Gold Cup at Thistledown on Saturday afternoon.

Incantation finished second, 3 1/2 lengths in front of Elroy J, who finished third in the 1 1/8-mile event, which was run in 1:53.68.

Trophy Boy returned $2.80. He is trained by William D. Cowans and owned by Meadow Springs Farm LLC.