Ridden by jockey Zack Ziegler Curious James completed the 350 yards in :18.490 seconds to pocket the winner's purse of $2,450. It was the first win in two starts for the son of multiple stakes winner IVORY JAMES. He finished third in his maiden debut July 3 at Chippewa Downs.
Mark Wilson bred Curious James in Minnesota from the Takin On The Cash mare Takin On The Crunch.
A $23,000 Ruidoso Select Sale Yearling graduate, First Prize Desirio races for owners Jeff and Eva Hepper. Junior Dolphus conditions and Anthony rode the Weetona Stanley and W.E. Smith Oklahoma-bred. First Prize Desirio has compiled a (5) 1-1-1- record and earned $3,288.
Also an Oklahoma-bred, Missin Oklahoma is owned by the Heppers and trained by Dolphus. Jordan Olesiak rode the homebred. He earned $588 for the effort.
Paint Your Shamrock, First Heartbreak and Cos I Can completed the field.