Crocodile Charlie, at 9-1, unleashed an outside stretch rally and won by a length over 4-5 favorite Benefactor in Friday’s $50,000 Ocala Flame Handicap Gulfstream Park.
Trained by Rohan Crichton, Crocodile Charlie stalked the pace set by Coronado Again and pressed by Benefactor before kicking in through the stretch under Edgard Zayas in the 6 ½-furlong overnight handicap for 3-year-olds.
The son of Adios Charlie ran the distance in 1:17.03 over a racing surface labeled ‘good.’ Benefactor held second under Tyler Gaffalione, a neck in front of 2-1 second choice Quinientos, who was another neck ahead of Chatiment in the six-horse field.
The win was the second in five career starts for Chatiment. Crichton owns the colt in partnership with Span Investments.