Quiet Meadow was quickest away and set early fractions of 23.60, 48.45, and 1:23.54 over the good course while being stalked by Criticism down the backstretch. Jockey Julien Leparoux kept favorite Forever Together near the back of the field for the first 7 furlongs. Entering the stretch, the pacesetters both tired, allowing Carribean Sunset, who had stalked them in third, to inherit the lead at the 1/8 pole through 1 mile in 1:36.49. However, Forever Together came out wide into the stretch and closed with a rush to nail Carribean Sunset at the line by a head in 1:48.21. It was just 3/4 length back to late-running Rutherienne third.