Cut loose entering the stretch under a confident ride by Espinoza, Queen of the Catsle cruised to the front in mid-stretch and won by 1 1/4 lengths in :55.95 for the abbreviated distance.
Queen of the Catsle, a four-year-old daughter of Tale of the Cat owned by C.T. Grether and trained by Howard Zucker, went postward the 8-5 favorite and paid $5.40, $3.40 and $2.40 while scoring her third win in ten starts. Perfectly Natural returned $9.40 and $4.80, while Whatsitgonnatake paid $2.60 to show.
Thursday's attendance was 10,224.