Marcus Johansson left from the six post in the six-horse field with the opening quarter clicked off in 26.3 with Nicole's Promise (Tom Jackson) on the front end followed by Howard Parker and Four Starz Credit and Mike Simons and Grain Of Truth.
Big Boy Lloyd (Jim Morrill Jr.) was the new leader at the half in 55.4 with Nicole's Promise second and Four Starz Credit third. Sitting fourth was Gift Kronos. Johansson went first up down the backside and quickly caught and passed the top horses to take control of the race with the three-quarters clocked in 1:22.3.
Gift Kronos held off Nicole's Promise, who came up from Pocono Pike (passing lane) to finish second with Grain Of Truth third. The son of Viking Kronos has won his only two starts of the year at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and both came in the open handicap trot condition.
This was the winner's fourth win in 10 starts in 2009