14-1 outsider Essential Edge set a controlled pace of 24.43, 47.72, 1:11.49, and 1:36.17 while loose on the lead by as many as 2 1/2 lengths. At the 1/4 pole, Essential Edge was beginning to tire as Sealy Hill, who had raced back in 6th early, came out 4 wide on the turn when asked by jockey Patrick Husbands for her rally. Gaining the lead at the 3/16 pole, she opened up a 1 1/2 length advantage but John Murtagh aboard Mrs. Lindsay moved the favorite down to the inside for running room and firmer ground. The pair battled through the final 1/16 of a mile, but in the final strides Mrs. Lindsay dug in to pull away by 1/2 a length at the line, completing the trip in 2:00.68, setting a new Woodbine track record for 1 1/4 miles on turf. It was another 1 1/2 lengths back to 6-1 Barancella in third.