C.S. Silk went to the front immediately but was pressed by 20-1 Be Smart for the first 6 furlongs, through fractions of 22.77, 45.92, and 1:09.85. Stardom Bound was unhurried early, settling at the back of the field for the backstretch trip. Around the far turn, jockey Mike Smith moved Stardom Bound wide for the drive and she easily surged to the front at the 3/16 pole. Dream Empress put in a strong late move from 11th but was no match for Stardom Bound, who cruised under the line 1 1/2 lengths clear in 1:40.99. It was another 1 1/2 lengths back to Sky Diva third.