The feature race on Friday at Pimlico is the $300,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/8 miles, before 32,473 fans enjoying sunny skies and temperatures in the 80's. Fantasy Stakes (G2) winner Mamma Kimbo was sent off as the even-money favorite in the field of 9 over 3-1 second choice Welcome Guest, second in the Comely (G3) last out, and 7-2 third choice In Lingerie, off her win in the Bourbonette Oaks (G3).
Jockey Mike Smith sent Mamma Kimbo to the lead first time by and she set fractions of 23.48, 47.37, and 1:12.04 over the fast track while as many as 2 lengths in front of Welcome Guest stalking her in second. On the far turn, Mamma Kimbo continued to lead, but tired at the 3/16 pole as In Lingerie, 7th early, closed 7 wide to take the lead through 1 mile in 1:38.27. In Lingerie drew off late to win by 1 1/4 lengths over 9-1 Disposablepleasure in 1:52.07. It was another 1 3/4 lengths back to 12-1 Wildcat's Smile third, while Mamma Kimbo faded to fourth.