SEATTLE SLEW swerved sharply to the outside into GET THE AXE, after failing to break smartly, was rushed to the leaders early placing SIR SIR in slightly close quarters, continuing through tight quarters, nearing the end of the opening quarter, SEATTLE SLEW forced his way through moving FLAG OFFICER, AFFILIATE and BOB'S DUSTY out. Continuing in full stride, SEATTLE SLEW engaged FOR THE MOMENT at that point to duel for the lead from the outside to the top of the stretch at which stage he disposed of that one when put to extreme pressure, drew off with a rush and prevailed under intermittent urging. RUN DUSTY RUN broke well to gain a forward position, rallied along the outside on the final turn, continued willingly only to lug in through the closing stages and could not reach the winner. RUN DUSTY RUN survived a claim of foul lodged by the rider of SANHEDRIN for alleged interference in the closing stages. The latter, unhurried early while racing along the inner railing, came out for the drive and finished full of run. GET THE AXE closed some ground in his late bid but could not seriously threaten. STEVE'S FRIEND, unhurried early, moved up gradually along the outside on the second turn to loom boldly a furlong away but lacked a further response. PAPELOTE saved ground to no avail. FOR THE MOMENT, away sharply to make the pace, saved ground while dueling with SEATTLE SLEW to the top of the stretch at which point he succumbed suddenly. FLAG OFFICER was outrun. BOB'S DUSTY showed forwardly for three-quarters and retired. SIR SIR was caught in close quarters after the start.