Imperial Butterfly finally broke her maiden at the sixth time of asking under a perfectly judged ride by jockey David Nolan. She raced near side and tracked the leader. She was shaken up over two furlongs out, approaching the final furlong she was asked for effort and began to press the leader. She took the lead inside final furlong and kept on well to score by one-and-a-quarter-lengths. Congratulations to owner breeder Sir Robert Ogden.