Put It Back, carrying 116 pounds, has won two straight starts. The horse covered six furlongs in 1:09.09 on the fast track to earn $48,555 for Hobeau Farm. Put It Back is currently being trained by James Jerkens while his father, Allen, recovers from pancreatitis."There wasn't any pressure on me as far as winning a stakes race," said Wynter. "The pressure came from being on a good horse. There is always pressure on a good horse because everyone expects them to run big. And this is a good horse. I just wanted to make sure that I did everything I could to let him run his race. He broke well, and I am grateful to both Jimmy and Allen (Jerkens). They have always been good to me. They know I work hard and they give me a chance to ride. They know that everyone makes mistakes, and they stick by you." The winner returned $3.60, $2.90 and $2.70. Stake Runner paid $4.20 and $3.90, while My New Love paid $5.40. (Chart, Equibase)
Put It Back led from the start under jockey Noel Wynter and beat Stake Runner by 5 1/2 lengths Saturday in the $75,000 Best Turn Stakes for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct. My New Love was another four lengths back in third place.The win was the first in a stakes race for both Put It Back and Wynter."Today, I'm just happy to finally win a stake and to win it for Jimmy and Allen (Jerkens), said Wynter.