To the average person handicapping the $1 million Charles Town Classic, Researcher
would hardly seem to qualify as an underdog. The gelding by Two Start
won the inaugural running of the 1 1/8-mile race a year ago and though he will face top older horses like Gone Astray
, Acting Zippy
, Awesome Gem
, and Understatement
in the 2010 renewal on April 17, he again is a major contender to reach the winner’s circle.