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Digest: Colonel Sharp wins as Preakness meet opens at Pimlico

Digest: Colonel Sharp wins as Preakness meet opens at Pimlico

D A S L Stable's Colonel Sharp, favored at 1-2 off a 13-length maiden victory April 22 at Penn National, dueled with stubborn Zen Papa down the stretch before edging away for a head victory in Thursday's featured eighth race, a $42,000 optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds, on the opening day of the Preakness meet at Pimlico Race Course.

Trained by Todd Beattie and ridden by William Otero, Colonel Sharp ran 6 furlongs in 1 minute, 11.09 seconds over a main track rated good after overnight rain. Trainer Claudio Gonzalez and jockey Kevin...

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