Mexikoma finished third, another half-length back, in the eight-horse field. Msgawish, at 4-1 was the third betting choice.
Mshawish was ridden by John Velazquez and won in 1:47.91
Following the race, trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed that he plans to run Mshawish in the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 26 in the United Arab Emirate of Dubai.
- Jim Freer