Hall of Fame driver Mike Lachance won his fourth total, and second straight, Kentucky Futurity title, piloting Creatine to his seventh win in 14 starts for trainer Bob Stewart.
Sunday's $527,000 race at The Red Mile is the third leg of Trotting's Triple Crown and pushed Creatine's 2013 earnings to $481,189.
Fourteen of the sport's finest 3-year-old male trotters competed. Diamond Creek Racing's Creatine, who finished second in his first heat elimination, came charging down the lane in the $368,900 second heat final and held off All Laid Out at the wire.
First heat winner Royalty For Life set the pace as Creatine bided his time in fourth.
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Your So Vain was the first to move as he came first over at the three-quarter pole to engage Royalty For Life. But it was Creatine who had the most trot in the lane.
Lachance moved him to the front, then held off a late rush from All Laid Out and driver David Miller to capture the crown.
Spider Blue Chip was third.