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Silver Prospector, Wells Bayou one-two in Oaklawn’s Southwest Stakes

Ed Orr and Susie Orr’s Silver Prospector was rated off the pace set by fellow OBS graduate Wells Bayou (March ’19) in the early going of Monday’s $750,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park, went after the leader after turning for home, took command a furlong out and beat him by a length at the wire. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Declaration of War, who captured Churchill’s Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) last fall. Now 8-3-0-2 for trainer Steve Asmussen, he has earned $713,051 to date. Consigned to the 2019 OBS April Sale by Eisaman Equine, Agent, he was sold for $190,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. watch his under tack video