Spook Express closed from last to finish third, three-quarter lengths behind Gaviola. Melody Queen, Windsong, Jazz, and Playact completed the order of finish.
England's Legend ran 1 1/4 miles in 1:59.63 on the inner turf course, and paid $9.20, $4.40, and $3.20 for her fourth victory in seven career starts. The 4-year-old French-bred daughter of Lure, making her first start since winning an allowance race at Santa Anita on March 14, earned $150,000. The win marks her first in a stakes since winning the Prix de Bagatelle last March. Christophe Clement trains England's Legend for owner Edouard de Rothschild."We'll see how she comes out and then take a look at races like the Beverly D (gr. IT) and Diana (gr. IIT)," said Clement. "She's not Breeders' Cup eligible, so I'll have to talk to the owner about that. We're just going to take it one race at a time for now."
Gaviola returned $3.10 and $2.70, and Spook Express paid $3.10 to show. The winning exacta combination returned $30.80. (Chart, Equibase)