Copperplate Wins at Turfway Park

Copperplate won the 11th race, an allowance/optional, at Turfway Park on Saturday evening.  He broke sharply from the gate and settled into a stalking position in fourth place.  He followed the leaders down the back stretch and jockey, Rogelio Miranda made a big move in the turn.  He hit the top of the lane with a nose in front and pulled out in front by about two lengths down the lane.  Mount Cavalry and Maniacal both made big runs at him but he was able to hold them off for the 7th win of his career.