The Sprint and Juvenile stakes winner rocketed to the lead and Renegade never looked back collecting his third consecutive top grade win in the new season for owner Charles Haliburton, III. Trained by Rosa Gibbs the 70-pound male recorded a 26th win this year. The 18-month Jak finished a respectable fifth among the stellar field and is a youngster to watch. Renegade established himself as the top juvenile and stellar sprinter last meet and appears to have plenty of stamina left for the new season.
Two races after Renegade's victory Capabal kennel's Greta's Shanghai (Coldwater Keelin x Jawa Princess L) went box to wire over the 660-yard course in a scorching 37.39. Shanghai set the season's best time of the new meet at 37.53 but lowered the time considerably to the new 37.39. The female is owned by Dana Larson of TX and trained by Belinda Parker.