Farm and Jack Mandato’s Zimmer
took the lead from Electric Alphabet leaving the far turn and cruised to
a 2 3/4-length victory in Sunday’s featured $53,164 The Inn Crowd Purse for
3-year-olds and up at Churchill Downs.
a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred son of 2003 Belmont Stakes winner Empire Maker,
covered the 1 1/16 miles on the fast main track in 1:43.95 under jockey Corey
Lanerie. The victory was worth $32,160 and raised Zimmer’s career
earnings to $91,890 with a record of 9-2-2-1.
by Pat Byrne, Zimmer returned $9.60, $5.20 and $3.60. Favored Apart,
ridden by Alex Solis, rallied for second to pay $3 and $2.10 and
finished a neck in front of Bravo Whiskey, who paid $4.20 to show under Robby
final three weeks of the 42-day Spring Meet begin Thursday with a nine-race
card program that begins at 12:45 p.m. (EDT). There will be a one-day Pick 6
carryover of $3,227 on races four through nine on Thursday plus a one-day
carryover of $7,496 on the Super Hi-5 in race nine.