Uncontested led from start to finish, thoroughly dominating the field on route to a five-and-one-fourth-length victory in the Smarty Jones Stakes.
The three-year-old colt broke well and immediately took a one-length lead over Petrov, who tried vainly throughout the race to catch Uncontested. But the lead never shrank under a length as Uncontested turned it up another notch heading for the homestretch, lengthening his lead on the sloppy track. Petrov hung on for second, with Rowdy’s Warrior taking third place another 4 1/2 lengths back.
Purchased for only $20,000 as a yearling, Uncontested added 10 points to his fourth-place finish in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes back in November. The dark bay colt finished the mile in 1:36.32.