Copperplate broke his maiden in his third career start on Friday afternoon at Ellis Park. The race was a maiden special going 5.5 furlongs on the turf. Despite and awkward start, Copperplate broke on top.Other than a few brief strides on the back stretch, he led wire to wire and finished in a time of 1:03.65. He held off Henry Eight and Normandy Crossing to notch the win. Thats It Imleaving was a fast closing fourth. Chris Landeros had the mount. Copperplate paid $8.20, $5.00 and $3.20.