Author: Gary Quill

Favored Chalon proves best in Primonetta

HOW IT HAPPENED Making her 2018 debut, Lael Stables’ Chalon looked every bit the part of a prohibitive favorite in winning the 6-furlong, $100,000 Primonetta Stakes for older fillies and mares by a length over the betting public’s second-choice, local up-and-comer Cairenn. Under jockey Paco Lopez, Chalon (4-5) took a stalking position early behind Your Pace or Mine, who led through the first half in sharp fractions of 21.91 and 45.26. When the field began their move towards the leaders, Lopez, sitting confidently three wide, took a peak under his shoulder, asked his filly with a nudge and was...

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