Practical Joke won for the third time in as many starts, with a pair of Grade 1 triumphs. The son of Into Mischief took the Hopeful Stakes by a neck in his previous start.
“He’s undefeated. He’s a really good horse,” Brown said of Practical Joke, who earned an automatic berth in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile with the win. “He’s handled the distance increases every time we’ve asked him to, and we’re looking forward to getting to run him a little bit further.”