Favorite Largent Wins E.P. Evans Stakes at CLN

LARGENT (Coady)

(NEW KENT, VA 7/29/2020) A compact field of four went to the gate in the $60,000 Edward P. Evans Stakes for Virginia-bred or -sired runners with heavily favored Largent, owned by Twin Creeks Racing Stables and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners. The son of Into Mischief covered the mile over firm turf in 1:36.14. He is trained by Todd Pletcher who picked up his third victory in the first two nights of racing at Colonial this season. Tyler Conner had the winning ride. 

“I wanted to be a little closer than I was (early in the race),” Conner said. “I let him settle where he’s happy. My man Trevor (jockey McCarthy) had me in a little tight. I didn’t want to take back and go around. So I just went with the momentum and hoping he’s split somewhere and I could get through.” 

Largent’s tally was his fourth in six starts and the $36,000 winner’s share boosted his bankroll to $134,670. He paid $2.40 and $2.10. There was no show wagering in the race. 

Embolden, the 2019 Jamestown winner, was beaten just a length in the mile race and paid $2.10. Carbon Data and River Deep completed the order of finish. 

Colonial Downs will race a special make up card this Sunday at 5:30 PM. 

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