04/04/2015 5:08PM

Something Extra all the way in Shakertown

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Something Extra and jockey Shaun Bridgmohan win the Shakertown Stakes by a half-length Saturday.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Something Extra broke on top and never looked back Saturday in winning the 19th running of the Grade 3, $125,000 Shakertown Stakes on the Blue Grass Stakes undercard at Keeneland.

Sent away at 8-1 in a field of 10 older turf sprinters, Something Extra held a three-length advantage past the furlong pole under Shaun Bridgmohan before holding off 44-1 shot Channel Marker by a half-length while making his first start since the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint last fall. He paid $18.40 after finishing 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:02.85 over a course rated yielding.

Something Extra, a 7-year-old Kentucky-bred by Indian Charlie, now has nine wins and eight seconds and earnings of $865,656 from 29 lifetime starts for trainer Gail Cox, who co-owns the gelding with John Menary. His previous triumphs include a pair of Grade 2 races over the turf at his home course at Woodbine in Canada.

“He had a great trip today,” said Cox. “We thought he came into this in very good shape.”

Undrafted, the 5-2 second choice, finished third, while Power Alert, the 5-2 favorite, was fourth.

The $2 exacta (4-9) paid $624.40, the $1 trifecta (4-9-13) returned $1,637.30, and the 10-cent superfecta (4-9-13-10) was worth $565.35.

The Shakertown was the only one of three Saturday turf races not transferred to the main track following massive downpours here Friday. The two earlier races, both allowances, were won by the only horses listed as “main track only,” Hazards of Love ($3.20) and Majestic Harbor ($6).