"On the second turn I knew I had a lot of horse," Hernandez said. "I just stayed out of his way, and he toted us around there and took us home. I had a lot of confidence in him today."
Wilkes said that while his confidence in Fort Larned was shaken after a dull effort in the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs, the Sept. 1 Woodward Stakes is now under consideration as an immediate objective.
"This is a free-running horse. He can do a lot of things," Wilkes said.
Ron the Greek returned $3.90 and $2.90, and Flat Out was third and returned $3.40 to show.
Earlier, Emma's Encore ($12.40) won a tight photo finish over Judy the Beauty in the $300,000, Grade 1 Prioress Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. The winner is trained by Hall of Famer Allen Jerkens.
LOCAL BASEBALL: Doylestown defeated Spring City, 8-5, on Saturday night to win the Pennsylvania American Legion baseball tournament. Both teams advanced to the Mid-Atlantic tournament, which begins Thursday in West Lawn.
RUNNING: Kenyans Stanley Biwott and Margaret Wangari prevailed in hot, humid conditions to win the men's and women's titles in the 15th TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race in southern Maine.
Biwott ran a strong race, finishing in 27:59. Wangari finished in 31:51.6 in one of the closest women's finishes in the history of the race. The top Maine finishers were Sheri Piers and Ethan Shaw, both of Falmouth.
The race was founded by Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson, who was joined by 6,000 racers Saturday in her native Cape Elizabeth. Samuelson won the first Olympic women's marathon in 1984.
JURISPRUDENCE: Cycling's international governing body is pressing its case for jurisdiction over the doping case against Lance Armstrong.
In a statement, the International Cycling Union (UCI) argues that it - and not the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency - is the authority that should handle the Armstrong case.
USADA officials disagree and say that with so much corruption in cycling, UCI has a strong motivation not to reveal the truth.
- Associated Press