TYPHOON II went to the front at the start and was never headed having a three length lead in the stretch. GOSHEN and BEN BROWN were his closest rivals for more than a quarter. ORNAMENT, the favorite, moved into second place before going a half and with rider Clayton using his stick often, almost caught the winner. DR. SHEPARD weakened in the stretch. DR. CATLETT was 20 lengths back of ORNAMENT in what was strictly a two-horse race.