United takes Charles Whittingham (G2) for second straight graded victory
RSS Feeds Sunday, May 24, 2020
United, winner of the San Marcos S. (G2) in February, came back on May 23 to capture his second graded stakes in a row in the Charles Whittingham S. (G2).

The Eddie Woods training grad was very game in victory, besting Rockemperor (IRE) by just a nose in the 1 1/4-mile turf affair.

United was content to track longshot Synthesis through the first mile before taking over the lead, then held off the hard-charging Rockemperor in a head-bobbing finish. The winner covered the distance in 2:00.34 on the firm turf.

“He’s getting better and better with each race, I think he still improving every race,” said winning rider Flavien Prat. “He’s very cool to be around, he always gives a lot I think it’s really cool.” 

Trained by Richard Mandella for LNJ Foxwoods, United is 5-3-1 in 13 starts and has banked $1,133,549.