Rose Brier, sent off as the 4-5 favorite in the $60,000 Edward P. Evans Stakes, ran a textbook perfect race and beat runner-up Special Envoy again in Virginia-bred company. The two clashed last fall in the Bert Allen Stakes where Rose Brier was two lengths better. The same held true today in the 1 1/16th miles test for the William Backer bred 7 year old Mizzen Mast gelding. Rose Brier got away third, moved into second at the half behind Cat Fiftyfive, met the front runner stride for stride in the turn and gained control at the head of the stretch. Out of the El Gran Senor mare, Mexicali Rose, Rose Brier won for the fourth time in his last five starts and saw his lifetime bankroll soar past the $400,000 mark.