9th-Churchill Downs, $87,145, Msw, 10-25, 2yo, 1 1/16m, 1:45.25, ft, 4 lengths.
CAMP HOPE (c, 2, Summer Front–Praising, by Pulpit), overlooked at 10-1 for his debut, stalked the early pace from fourth as a pair of longshots slugged it out through moderate opening splits. Eagerly closing on the leaders on the far turn, the dark bay poked his head in front approaching the quarter pole, and despite veering out wide into the home turn, he kicked clear late to win by an impressive four-length margin over 31-1 chance Leblon (Broken Vow). Sales history: $55,000 RNA Wlg ’18 KEENOV; $200,000 Ylg ’19 FTKJUL. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $49,092. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Walking L Thoroughbreds, LLC; B-Bret Jones (KY); T-Kenneth G. McPeek.