Bad Action settled at the back of the pack while the quick-footed Lord Justice dictated the early pace and slid into fourth as they reached the half-mile marker in :46. He swung to the outside on the final turn and edged past the drifting Big Top for a half-length victory. Iqbaal, the 4-5 favorite, moved wide on the turn but could not catch the leaders and finished third. Bad Action stopped the teletimer in 1:49 for the 1 1/8 miles on a fast main track and paid $24 to win.
Robbins, Winning Move and Kaplan Racing's Bad Action improved his record to eight wins in 21 career starts. Gary Contessa trains the 3-year-old son of Brahms-Lucky Carley.