Unbeaten Charon, making only the third start of her career, scored a 21/4-length victory Wednesday in the $60,300 Forward Gal Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Gulfstream Park.
Ridden by Earlie Fires, Charon was timed in 1:24/ going seven furlongs and paid $14.20, $7.40 and $3.20. Trumpet's Blare paid $5.60 and $2.80. De La Devil paid $2.60 to show.
De La Devil and Charon were head-to-head for third midway down the
backstretch. Turning for home, Charon took over. She ran by Big Pride at the three-sixteenths pole, led by a length at the eighth pole, and opened three lengths at the sixteenth pole.