06/24/2017 7:27PM

On the Low Down hands Blazing Navarone first loss

Gay Harris/Ruidoso Downs
On the Low Down easily wins the Mountain Top Futurity at Ruidoso Downs on Saturday.

On the Low Down won the second stakes race of his career Saturday when he darted to a 7 3/4-length victory over the previously undefeated Blazing Navarone in the $141,382 Mountain Top Futurity at Ruidoso Downs.

It was another 1 1/2 lengths back to Storm the Beach in third.

The Mountain Top, at five furlongs, was for for 2-year-olds bred in New Mexico.

On the Low Down ($4.40) was always prominent, taking his rivals through an opening quarter in 21.66 seconds and a half-mile in 44.78. He went on to cover the distance on a fast track in 58.13. Following the race, the rider of Blazing Navarone lodged an objection against the winner, claiming interference on the turn, but there was no change to the order of finish.

Tracy Hebert was aboard On the Low Down for trainer Todd Fincher.

On the Low Down earned $70,691 for the win, his second from four starts. He has now earned $147,127. On the Low Down is a son of Dome who races for the partnership of Dale Taylor, Bobby J. McQueen, and Suzanne Kirby. Earlier this year, the horse won the  $147,196 Copper Top Futurity at Sunland Park.

Blazing Navarone had won both of his starts, including one of two trials held for the Mountain Top, heading into the race Saturday.