Music Is Art and JJ Flynn accounted for the $17,500 co-featured conditioned paces, though their styles of racing – and margins of victory – couldn’t have been more different. First up was Music Is Art, a son of Art Major who swept four-wide on the far turn from third-over, then – aided by some tight quarters in traffic inside of him spinning for home – drew away by seven lengths in 1:52.1. The winning race favorite, who raised his earnings to $162,240, was guided by Anthony Napolitano as he won for trainer Mike Deters and owner Rick Berks.
In the other division, driver Marcus Miller had the Western Ideal gelding JJ Flynn in high gear from the start, cutting all the pace then holding off pocketsitter Feeling Cam Lucky by a neck in 1:51.2. Now with a career bankroll of $326,608, JJ Flynn is trained by Josh Green, who is a co-owner of the winner with Richard Lombardo and Charles Cochran III.