Bursting ahead gamely in the shadow of the wire, She’s So Special crossed a 1/2-length clear in a final time of 1:01.52 for the 5 1/2-furlong firm turf sprint.
The winner’s Peter Miller stablemate El Tigre Terrible looked loaded nearing the exit of the far turn, but he lacked room after being stuck on the inside and was forced to wait until the 1/16 pole to swing out. Once clear, he and jockey Ruben Fuentes flew hard and nailed Mr. Eidson by a head for second, then outran the field by a good margin after the wire.
Despite not being strong enough to hold off the top runners, Phantom Boss fought gamely along the rail to keep fourth by a neck over Rookie Mistake and Party Town, who dead-heated for fifth to complete the order of finish.
She’s So Special’s win improved her overall record to 9-4-1-3 with $157,580 earned. The 3-year-old Hard Spun filly has won 3 of her past 4 starts and 4 of her past 6, all coming in 2020.
She’s So Special returned $4.80 to win, $3 to place, and $2.40 to show. El Tigre Terrible brought back $4.60 to place and $2.60 to show, while Thanks Mr. Eidson paid $3 to show.