The three-year-old son of Speightstown-Prized Stamp, trained by Darwin Banach, completed the six-furlong main track sprint in a time of 1:08.22, nearly breaking Essence Hit Man's track record 1:08.16.
Hogy, rallying wide down the middle of the track, was up in time for second over Menlo Castle.
Da Silva was impressed with his charge's speed and stamina.
“He’s a very talented horse,” said da Silva. “He did everything easy. He didn’t break that sharp, but he put himself on the lead, and from there, he just enjoyed himself running. He just kept running, and he galloped out strong.”
Town Prize paid $9, $3.90, $3.10, combining with Hogy ($3.40, $2.50) for a $29.50 exactor. Menlo Castle ($3.10) rounded out a $91.30 triactor.