Backtalk stumbled out of the gate but charged past Flater Than Me and won by a length Saturday in the $110,500 Bashford Manor Stakes for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs.
Backtalk is trained by Tom Amoss and was ridden by Miguel Mena. Backtalk gave Amoss his second victory at Bashford Manor. Amoss also won in 2002 with Lone Star Sky.
Backtalk ran six furloughs in 1:11.08 and paid $3.60, $2.60 and $2.20. Flatter Than Me returned $3.60 and $3.20. Brassy Boy paid $4 to show.