Trainer Tammy Johnson saddled Born To Be Bad to his second win in five starts. The FREIGHTTRAIN B gelding covered the 350 yards in :17.631 seconds, to pocket the winner's check worth $30,033. The win also guarantees Born To Be Bad a starting spot in the $150,000 Guaranteed John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship(G2) at Los Alamitos Race Course October 29.
Melissa Slayton and Cody Bowling own the Texas-bred out of Dosvedanya by Separatist. The bay gelding bounced off a second place effort in the July 15th trial. Melissa Slayton co-bred Born To Be Bad with N.R. Stevenson.
Feature Moonflash put in a late effort to get second place for owner James Sills and trainer Eddie Willis. Cesar Gomez rode the gelding. Ivy Lane Racing bred the $19,000 Heritage Place Yearling Sale graduate in Louisiana. Also a finalist in the Grade 3 Oklahoma Futurity earlier this season, Feature Moonflash earned $12,780 to boost his earnings total to $42,108.
Brian Muse saddled third place finisher Tac It To The Moon for owner El Cabresto Racing Stables, LLC. Ivan Carnero was aboard the gelding. He picked up $6,390 for the effort.
Completing the field were Gustafame, Stella Lou, Caydence, Groupie James, Tsunamii and The Crusador.