The 7-year-old Badlands Hanover gelding mounted his attack on pacesetting favorite Jolt in the final quarter-mile and surged by that rival at the top of the stretch for a decisive score. Jolt held second, while Braden finished third.
Bad Rusty, trained by Joe Hundertpfund Jr., earned his third win of the season and increased his lifetime earnings to more than $368,000.
Wolfenden won three races on the card.
The fastest mile on the program came in the eighth race when Ted Gewertz, Fannin Racing, Robert Feldman and George Teague’s Wind Me Up ($2.40, Montrell Teague) uncorked a vicious 1:52 front end score in a $10,600 conditioned event. The 4-year-old Bettors Delight stallion earned his first win in limited action this season after a banner 3-year-old campaign, in which he won $223,265.