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Winchester runs down Paddy O'Prado

Updated: October 2, 2010, 10:38 PM ET
By David Grening | Daily Racing Form

ELMONT, N.Y. -- At the beginning of the year, trainer Christophe Clement thought Winchester was better on soft ground. Then the 5-year-old won the Grade 1 Manhattan over firm turf.

Saturday, Winchester proved that Clement's initial instinct may have indeed been correct as Winchester overcame pedestrian fractions and a yielding Belmont Park turf course under Cornelio Velasquez to win the Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational by one length over Paddy O'Prado. It was one-half ...

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