Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan sent Friesan Fire to the lead immediately and he was joined by General Quarters to his inside. The pair battled for the lead for the first 7/8 mile through fractions of 24.73, 48.20, and 1:12.17. Entering the stretch, Stonehouse, who had stalked the pace in third the whole way under new jockey Miguel Mena, came out wide to pass Friesan Fire at the 1/8 pole. Friesan Fire faded from the pace duel but General Quarters continued to rally on the inside. Stonehouse held him off in the final strides to get the win by a neck in 1:44.09. It was another 1 3/4 lengths back to Giant Oak third, and 3 3/4 more to favorite Friesan Fire fourth.