An Old Warrior claims AGameofSkill Claimer of the Week

Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comOust, a 9 year old gelding garnered his first win of the year in the first race at Fairmount Park on Friday night. Oust was ridden by L.R. Wells and covered the One Mile and 70 yards in 1:45.20 in the $3,200 mixed conditions event. The son of Slew City Slew paid $3.80 to his backers and is owned and trained by Mike Durham. The come from behind win was the 13th in Oust’s career and escalated his lifetime earnings to over $163,000. Oust has finished in the money 34 times from 67 career starts.

— Art Parker

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