With regular driver Dr. Mitchell Downey in the sulky, Fall Bliss made good use of his advantageous rail position and gained the early lead in the field of five. After a :29.2 opener, Fall Bliss was never seriously threatened through panels of 1:00.3 and 1:29 before kicking home in :29.2 to trip the timer in a seasonal best 1:58.2. Hp Bushido Dragjet (Doug Folkins Jr.) followed in the pocket throughout and finished two and three-quarters lengths in arrears while Jackson K Down (Stephen Mason) completed the triactor.
Owned by trainer Mike Downey of Saint John, N.B., nine-year-old ridgling Fall Bliss (Blissfull Hall - Fall Festival) is now four-for-five on the season. His win was the 37th of his career, accompanied by more than $197,000 in purses.