The ungraded, $100,000 Smarty Jones Stakes on Jan 16 kicked off the Oaklawn Park prep series for Kentucky Derby 2012 contenders and Junebugred sat the right trip under Joe Bravo.
Smarty Jones Stakes (1-16-12): 89 BSF (Junebugred)
a lightly raced 3yo son of Corinthian, saved ground from post 2 and was
always full of run. He scooted through along the rail in the stretch
and prevailed by a neck, stopping the clock in 1:38.45 for the flat mile
journey and paying $14.80.