won for the fourth consecutive time with a front-running score in
Saturday’s $47,000 allowance feature at Pimlico Race Course.
7-year-old gelding accelerated to a 4-1/2 length lead at the top of the
stretch and was ridden out by jockey Yomar Ortiz to a half-length
victory over Pass You Bye Bye. Owned and trained by King Leatherbury,
Manito finished the 5-1/2 furlong test in 1:04.36 and paid $3.60.
has that early speed which makes him tough to beat,” said Leatherbury,
who ranks fifth on the all-time win list with 6,377 winners.
son of Indian Charlie won six-of-eight races from June 2010 to November
2011 but had not visited the winners’ circle until February 8 at Laurel
Park, his third start in the Leatherbury barn. He followed up that
victory with triumphs on February 23 and March 21.
Manito improves his record to 11 wins in 27 lifetime races with earnings of $279,563.