2YO MIDNIGHT RUN Rallies for Santa Anita Maiden Tally

ALTERNATION’s first-crop 2-year-old MIDNIGHT RUN split horses in midstretch and drew clear to win a 5 1/2-furlong Maiden test at Santa Anita by 2 3/4 lengths. Breaking last in a field of nine, MIDNIGHT RUN angled in along the rail on the turn, went through rivals down the lane and finished strongest of all to get the win. In his debut the colt closed to be runner-up, only 1/2-length back, at Del Mar. ALTERNATION has 15 first-crop 2YOs that have won or placed, including six winners. Lifetime record: 4-1-1-0, $20,890. O-Charles K. Marquis and Cynthia F. Marquis. B-Javier Martinez Avila. T-Keith Desormeaux.