08/08/2010 11:28AM

Honkytonk Stomp wins stakes debut in Hall of Fame


COLUMBUS, Neb. - Honkytonk Stomp made his stakes debut a winning one, rolling by 6 3/4 lengths in the $10,530 Hall Of Fame Stakes at Columbus on Saturday night.

Honkytonk Stomp, fresh off an entry-level allowance win here opening night, set the pace under Jordan Olesiak and was joined by 6-5 favorite Bumper going to the far turn of the six-furlong race. Honkytonk Stomp dueled Bumper into defeat after being briefly headed in upper stretch and drew off for the win. Boxers or Briefs, part of the David Grimes-trained entry, rallied to finish second. Bumper faded to third, three-quarters of a length back.

Trained by Dudley Graham, Honkytonk Stomp returned $7.40 as the second choice in the field of six and moved his career record to 3-0-2 from 5 starts for owner Henry Witt Jr. of Texas. He covered the six furlongs in 1:13.20 over a fast track.