War Hero strikes at 16-1 in third race

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War Hero - Jerome Innis

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A dogged effort by War Hero gave the 12-year-old bay gelding victory in the third race of 11 on the Ash Wednesday card.

War Hero again with Jerome Innis in the saddle and trained by Wilfred Chin rallied in the final furlong after being overtaken by 3-5 on favourite Big Black Nation with Shane Ellis in the saddle.

Third went to 19-1 chance Bigman Union.

This was the second consecutive win for War Hero who is one of the oldest horses currently racing at Caymanas Park.

RACE 3 $250-200,000 OPT CLAIM (4YOS&UP) 1200M/6FUR 12:43 PM
Pos. No. Horse Jockey Odds Win Place
1 7 War Hero Jerome Innis 16-1 $894 $137.00
2 9 Big Black Nation Shane Ellis 3-5 $71.00
3 6 Bigman Union Reyan Lewis 19-1 $191.00
4 11 Indy Azari Oneil Mullings 98-1
5 12 Sharp Skirt Ruja Lahoe 3-1
TRAINER: Wilfred Chin
LNS#13 Sly Stalloon
Splits: 23.3 x 47.2 – Time:1:16.4 – Margins:3/4 x 5 – 13 RAN
Ex:$2,710 T/Fecta:$6,235 Triple:$28,915
D/E:$12,420 S/Fecta:$51,355 Hi-5:c/o$105,957