Racing: Charm's luck runs out

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The Independent Online
SILVER CHARM, the Dubai World Cup winner, suffered a surprise defeat at odds of 2-5 in the Grade Two Stephen Forster Handicap over nine furlongs at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

Silver Charm, who almost completed the US Triple Crown last season, went under by a length to Awesome Again, to whom he was conceding 14lb.

Both Silver Charm and Awesome Again failed to kept a straight course in the last 100 yards, as the latter, trained by Romford-born Pat Byrne, gained the day.

To add to the disappointment for Silver Charm's trainer, Bob Baffert, his second string, Semoran, a well beaten third, finished lame.