Ridden by Carlos Marquez Jr., Lucky James sat third behind Mister Triester and Easy Gallop as they eased the field through opening splits of :22.3 and :45. Lucky James left the rail as they arrived at the quarter pole, swung three-wide in the stretch and edged past Easy Gallop for a half-length victory in 1:08.3. He paid $6.80 to win and $3.80 to place. Easy Gallop returned $3.20 to place and completed a $17.60 exacta. A game Mister Triester finished a neck behind them in third. There was no show wagering on the race, which was scratched down to four starters.