In the fourth race, 4-year-old C.J.'s Honour, a $300,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga August yearling purchase, surprised a field that included his much more expensive stablemate, Distinction, a $4.2 million buy from the same sale. Distinction, by Seattle Slew, lost for the eighth consecutive time.
Also in the field were the Jones' Timber Legend, a $1 million Storm Cat 4-year-old from the Keeneland July 2000 sale, who finished fourth; stablemate Timber Cruiser, by Saint Ballado for $575,000 from the same Keeneland auction, who finished last; and Judge of Character, a Saint Ballado 4-year-old who cost $750,000 at Barretts in March 2001, who was eighth of 10 runners.C.J.'s Honour, a 4-year-old bay by Honour And Glory from the Quack mare Readout, was ridden by Kent Desormeaux for trainer Robert Hess Jr., paying $14.60 for the win. The final time for 6 1/2 furlongs was 1:16.81. (Chart, Equibase)