A field of ten $5,000 claimers contested the six-furlong event. Helvi was listed at 30-1 on the program, with just two victories in 26 starts and started from the outside post.
Helvi was four back as they turned for home but closed steadily and was up in time, beating Patrol Leader and Mario Pino, who rallied late between his two rivals, by a head. Night Trooper finished a nose further back.
Helvi’s win price was $196.20. The Read the Footnotes offspring helped complete at $1,145.60 exacta and a $5,847.80 trifecta. The $.10 superfecta, which was introduced at the beginning of the Pimlico spring meeting, returned $5,091.12.