Mr Money Bags, similarly named, burst from the gate to set an honest pace of 22.21 and 45.42 for the opening fractions, paving the way for Mr. Money to rally. He hit the wire ahead of Hog Creek Hustle and Dream Maker.
Mr. Money, was 7-1, also ran fourth at Churchill in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at age 2. He rebounded from this season’s results, a seventh in the Risen Star (G2) and fifth in the Louisiana Derby (GII) but had an excuse. He was a big short on conditioning given he scratched due to a fever from his anticipated season debut in Fair Grounds’ Lecomte (GIII).
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|Hog Creek Hustle||14.20||8.60|
Captain Von Trapp ran fourth.
The running time was 1:35.21.
Instagrand went off as the even-money favorite. He was never a factor and finished near the back of the field.