Claimer of the Week: KY-bred at Mahoning Valley

Horse Racing Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comOfflee Sinister tracked the early leaders then took command in mid-stretch and pulled away to win the fourth race at Mahoning Valley Saturday afternoon, and has been named the Claimer of the Week. The Kentucky bred returned $4.40 to his supporters once his fifth career win became official. Jockey Jefferey Skerrett guided the 4 year old to victory in the 6 furlong contest. The dark bay gelding defeated fellow $20,000 claimers over a muddy track with the timer stopping at 1:14.02. The son of Offlee Wild is trained by Jeffery Radosevich and has finished in the money (top three finishers) in 18 of 25 career races. Owned by Laurie Moore, Offlee Sinister has accumulated $95,000 in lifetime earnings.

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