THUNDER GULCH, away in good order, was reserved while within easy striking distance until near the end of the backstretch, made a run four wide approaching the stretch and, after putting TALKIN MAN away with a furlong remaining, was kept to pressure to increase his advantage. TEJANO RUN, unhurried while outrun early, rallied between horses racing into the far turn, came out to continue his bid approaching the stretch and continued on with good energy to gain the place. TIMBER COUNTRY, outrun into the backstretch, dropped back after moving up along the inside at the far turn, came out looking for room through the upper stretch and finished gamely while angling in between horses. JUMRON brushed with AFTERNOON DEELITES early, raced five wide while advancing nearing the stretch but failed to sustain his bid in a long drive. MECKE, outrun to the far turn, moved up inside horses around the far turn and into the stretch and continued on with good energy. ELTISH, in close after the start, rallied from between horses nearing the stretch, came out for the drive but hung under pressure. KNOCKADOON, bumped after breaking slowly, raced between horses to the stretch and failed to seriously menace after angling inside for the drive. AFTERNOON DEELITES appeared to try and savage JUMRON after brushing with that rival near the eight-pole the first time, reached an easy striking position outside horses at the first turn, continued five wide while between horses to the stretch and weakened during the drive. CITADEED, close up early, made a run between horses approaching the far turn but tired through the drive. IN CHARACTER, in close after the start, angled out approaching the stretch but failed to reach serious contention. SUAVE PROSPECT saved ground to the backstretch, angled out seven wide after going a half, continued very wide while remaining within striking distance for a mile and gave way. TALKIN MAN, close up early while saving ground, caught SERENA'S SONG from the inside leaving the far turn, held on well to midstretch and tired. DAZZLING FALLS bumped KNOCKADOON after the start, saved ground into the backstretch, then passed tired horses after angling out very wide for the drive. SKI CAPTAIN, off slowly, was never close. JAMBALAYA JAZZ always outrun, was checked between horses on the far turn. SERENA'S SONG, away alertly, was pressed while showing speed in the three path to the backstretch, held on well for a mile while continuing out from the rail and tired badly. PYRAMID PEAK saved ground for six furlongs and had nothing left. LAKE GEORGE, in close after the start, moved up six wide down the backstretch but was finished before reaching the stretch. WILD SYN showed good early foot along the inside, came out between horses when unable to stay with SERENA'S SONG around the first turn, race forwardly to the turn, stopped suddenly and was eased.