A field of eight older fillies and mares sprinted 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf in the $100,000 Dr. A.B. Leggio Memorial Stakes. Cat On A Cloud set the early pace of 22.30 and 46.39 but tired entering the stretch. Favorite Smitty's Sunshine, who had stalked her down the backstretch, opened by a 1 1/2 length lead in mid stretch but the race set up for the closers, with four all making strong rallies late. At the line, Danceoftherealm prevailed by 1/2 a length over Flying Circle, who was in turn a neck ahead of Kindling in third, in 1:04.59 over the firm course. Smitty's Sunshine was fifth.
Winning jockey Miguel Mena said, "She broke well and we got to the inside. At the three-eighths pole, I smooched her a little and she started flying. I'm very impressed she ran so well after 15 days."
Winning trainer Malcolm Pierce added, "This filly ran huge today. I ran her back a little quick (last start was 15 days ago), but her last was so easy she deserved a shot here. She beat a quality field of horses here. This win increases her value, now she's a stakes winner."