On one of the biggest days of racing at Oaklawn all year, Ten Strike and Madaket Stable’s WARRIOR’S CHARGE took a field of 3yos wire-to-wire in a $100,000 Maiden Special Weight.

Breaking sharply from the inside, jockey Jose Ortiz guided WARRIOR’S CHARGE around the 1-1/16m test setting a solid pace. As the field rounded into the stretch, the pair drew away from the rest of the field to win by 6 lengths, running a full second faster than the other Maiden Special Weight run on that day. Warrior’s Charge earned a massive 89 Beyer for his effort.

It’s clear he appreciated the stretch out around 2-turns and with that in mind, our connections will consider an allowance or stake for his next start.