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Cinco Charlie scores in Churchill’s William Walker Stakes

William & Corrine Heiligbrodt’s Cinco Charlie went right to the front at the start of Saturday’s $100, 000 William Walker Stakes at Churchill Downs and stayed there all the way en route to a 1-1/2 length victory. It’s the sixth stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes winning son of Indian Charlie, trained by Steve Asmussen. Purchased for $190, 000 out of the Cary Frommer consignment at the 2014 OBS March Sale after working an eighth in :10 1/5 Under Tack Show, he’s now 11-7-1-2 and has earned $419,182. watch his under tack video

Fruition Racing LLC’s Stormdriver saved ground in the early going of Saturday’s 60,000 John Henry Stakes at Evangeline Downs, swung out for the drive and then blew past the leaders on his way to a 5-3/4 length victory. It’s the second stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Discreet Cat, sold by Mecco Sales (Mary Ellen Coenen), Agent, for $36,000 at the 2011 OBS August Sale. Trained by Patrick Devereux, Jr., he’s now 24-6-2-5 and has earned $194,777 to date.  Selected Sale conformation photo