Race of the Week 2017

Grading the 2012 Kentucky Derby Preps: Smarty Jones Stakes

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)

 

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.

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