08/31/2009 12:00AM

Five Oclock Shadow captures Columbus Futurity


COLUMBUS, Neb. - Five Oclock Shadow moved to the front into the far turn and held a two-length margin under hand urging to score his first career stakes win in Sunday's $16,000 Columbus Futurity for 2-year-old Nebraska-breds here on Sunday afternoon.

Five Oclock Shadow, ridden by Damon Leeds, won his maiden here Aug. 2, then was a distant sixth in his next start, the Club House Special. On Sunday he was up to the challenge, covering the six furlongs in a pedestrian 1:17.60 over a fast track for trainer David Anderson. Babyjake's on Time followed the winner home in second, while 4-5 favorite Brand Forty Four rallied late to gain third.

Five Oclock Shadow returned $10.40 as the third choice in the field of 10 and combined with Babyjake's on Time for a 3-5 exacta worth $33.20.