LOUISVILLE — Forty Grams took the lead at the top of the stretch and pulled off for a 23/4-length victory in the featured $47,260 Ronald McDonald House Charities Purse at Churchill Downs on Wednesday.
The 4-year-old son of Distorted Humor, ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, covered the mile on a fast track in 1 minute, 35.34 seconds. Owned by Alan Pesch, George Bolton and Fog City Stables, Forty Grams won for the fourth time in 19 starts and earned $30,482 to increase his career total to $376,108.
Coach Ryan finished second in the field of nine and Let It Rock was third.
Jerkens out of hospital
NEW YORK — Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens was released from the hospital Wednesday after having a pacemaker installed.
The 79-year-old trainer then went to visit his barn at Belmont Park.
Jerkens was admitted to a hospital last month with shortness of breath, then underwent surgery to repair two heart valves Oct. 20 and had a pacemaker installed eight days later.
Last Saturday, Whirling Agatha gave Jerkens his first winner of the Aqueduct meet.