Morning-line favorite Forge held off Pop Keenan to win the third race on Saturday’s Preakness Stakes card.
Forge paid $6.20 to win, $3.00 to place and $2.80 to show. Pop Keenan was the second favorite and paid $3.20 to place and $2.80 to show.
Irad Ortiz Jr. had the mount on Forge in the $55,000 optional allowance/claiming race.
The race featured a 30 percent Maryland Bred Bonus, but the top two finishers did not qualify. Willie B. Mine paid $8.00 to show and gets that bonus on his share of the purse.
Read more from columnist Peter Schmuck on his blog, "The Schmuck Stops Here," at baltimoresun.com/schmuckblog.