New 2-Yr-Old Stakes Winner for INDIAN CHARLIE.

World Appeal Stakes, $55,000.
Meadowlands, 1 Mile 70 yards, Turf.

WHY TONTO, trying stakes for the first time for trainer Todd Pletcher, did not disappoint bettors as the favorite backed to win in his first stakes try in only 4 starts and now celebrating back-to-back wins on the turf.  Why Tonto settled on the inside toward the rear of the pack as Piquante Cat clipped through speedy fractions, then he launched a bid leaving the turn and had to chase down Piquante Cat but found an extra kick inside the final furlong to get up in the last stides for a head victory.

Congratulations to the Starlight Stable group, Paul Saylor and Donald Lucarelli.