PROCTOR KNOTT, a wild horse at the barrier, broke away twice, to gallop more than an eighth of a mile, and almost unseated his rider during several spectacular lunges. But he broke along with his field. HINDOOCRAFT went to the front at the start but PROCTOR KNOTT moved ahead after a quarter, fighting for his head under Barnes' tight hold. HINDOOCRAFT was his closest rival until the field turned for home. Meanwhile SPOKANE with Kiley saving ground on the rail, was gradually moving up until he was only a length back in the stretch. PROCTOR KNOTT's five-length lead at the end of the back stretch was wasted when Barnes was unable to control him as he broke from the outside rail. Once under control, Barnes kept the tiring PROCTOR KNOTT on the far outside for the stretch run while SPOKANE remained on the rail to gain what the judges - Col. Lewis Clark, Gen. Robinson and J.K. Megibben - deliberated quite a while before awarding SPOKANE a nose decision. At the finish opinion of the spectators was divided. One faction was certain SPOKANE had nosed out PROCTOR KNOTT; another took the opposite view.