Starting from post 7 in a field of 10, Yankee Affair (4 to 1) broke smartly and was angled toward the inside as Mary Wiley sent Goose Bumps (14 to 1) to a clear lead as the field passed the grandstand for the first time. Approaching the first turn, Goose Bumps was running freely, up four lengths on Great Communicator (9 to 2), who was flanked outside by Yankee Affair. Allen Stacy, meanwhile, had highweight Castelets (3 to 1) toward the back, as expected, along with [Pat Day] and 2-to-1 favorite Glaros. But neither made a serious bid at any point.
By the furlong pole, it was clear they would not. Yankee Affair left Great Communicator behind and moved past Goose Bumps on the outside, widening his lead with each stride. Goose Bumps, My Big Boy and Great Communicator crossed the wire simultaneously, a nose separating each. My Big Boy was second, Great Communicator third and Goose Bumps fourth. Yankee Lad went the distance in 2:00 2/5.
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