Mine That Bird, unhurried for a half while far back, settled with 3 furlongs to go, moved with a rush along the inside on the second turn, came around Atomic Rain with a quarter mile to go, quickly angled back to the inside with three-sixteenths to go, moved through a small opening inside Join in the Dance approaching the furlong marker, took over for the final furlong and drew off under steady heading.
Pioneerof the nile, brushed at the start, prompted the pace while three wide and under a rating hold, challenged once on the second turn, battled the leaders into the stretch, gained a short lead with three-sixteenths to go, could not cope with the winner just inside the final furlong, drifted out under left-handed urging, bumping Papa Clem, then weakened.
Musket Man lost his footing a bit at the start, recovered to race within striking distance inside, angled out three wide on the backstretch, made a six wide run late on the second turn, held on well to the final furlong, was bumped with a sixteenth to go and continued with good courage to the finish.
Papa Clem brushed with two rivals at the start and then with Dunkirk soon after, raced under restraint around the first turn when a bit too eager, raced just behind the leader into the second turn, maintained his position into the stretch, angled out five wide with less than a quarter mile to go, was bumped by Pioneerof the Nile near the sixteenth marker when that one held on well.
Chocolate Candy, allowed to settle after being squeezed after the start, advanced off the inside after 6 furlongs, moved through traffic with less than 3 furlongs to go, angled out four wide into the stretch but tired in the final furlong.
Summer Bird, unhurried early while well back, split rivals with 3 furlongs to go, made a good gain while seven wide into the stretch but could not sustain the bid.
Join in the Dance came in and brushed Mine That Bird at the start, sprinted clear and angled in, set the pace inside, responded willingly when challenged after 6 furlongs, battled to the stretch and tired in the final furlong.
Regal Ransom pressed the early leader after angling in the run to the first turn, steadied behind rivals near the 6-furlong marker, angled out four wide once in the second turn, came six wide in the upper stretch and failed to respond in the drive.
West Side Bernie, outrun early along the inside, failed to respond when asked to pick up his pace, angled out five wide once in the stretch and could not threaten.
General Quarters steadied in traffic early, failed to settle around the first turn, steadied behind rivals on the first turn, angled out a bit on the backstretch, made a mild run to the second turn and failed to continue.
Dunkirk stumbled after the start, came in soon after carrying inner rivals in, steadied in traffic with 9 furlongs to go, raced between rivals on the first turn, angled out a bit on the backstretch, made a mild run to the second turn and failed to continue.
Hold Me Back, squeezed back at the start, was unhurried off the inside, made a good run along the inside down the backstretch to reach a forward position, stayed on well to the final furlong and tired.
Advice, squeezed back at the start, was reserved early off the inside, angled out late on the first turn, steadied from between rivals with 6 furlongs to go, recovered to race within striking distance near the rail, made a mild run into the second turn, then tired after the winner rallied past.
Desert Party, bumped at the start, recovered and gained a forward position four wide into the first turn, continued four wide for a mile and tired.
Mr. Hot Stuff steadied when squeezed back at the start, was unhurried for 6 furlongs, raced four wide late on the second turn and failed to respond in the stretch.
Atomic Rain, in tight after the start, was unhurried for 6 furlongs while outrun, raced four wide late into the second turn, then tired after the winner rallied past.
Nowhere to Hide hit the side of the starting gate stall, continued out to bump Desert Party, brushed with General Quarters midway through the first turn, then was finished after going 6 furlongs.
Friesan Fire, bumped and squeezed at the start, raced in traffic with a little bit better than a mile to run, angled out five wide on the backstretch, made a mild run into the second turn but faded soon after.
Flying Private, five wide into the first turn when within striking distance, held on well for five furlongs and stopped.
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