09/24/2011 6:39PM

Kentucky Cup: Future Prospect upsets in WinStar


FLORENCE, Ky. -  On a day when favorites mostly ruled the day, Future Prospect proved a stunning winner of Saturday's Grade 2, $200,000 WinStar Kentucky Cup at Turfway Park as the longest priced horse in the race at 18-1.

Although largely ignored by the betting public after competing in allowances and even one claiming race this year, Future Prospect proved he belonged in major stakes company.

Taking the lead early on the backstretch, he was able to repel a challenge from Grade 1 winner General Quarters to win the race by roughly a length under Edgar Prado.

Demarcation, never a threat to the top two, finished a distant third.

The winner, owned and trained by Dodson Skaggs, raced 1 1/16 miles in the Polytrack in 1:44.71. He paid $38.40.