2YO MISSIVE Prevails in Fair Grounds Maiden Special

Making her second start after a runner-up performance in her debut, MISSIVE took over near the top of the stretch and beat her rivals to the wire to take this Maiden Special Weight at Fair Grounds by 1/2 length. Stretching out to two turns in this effort, the 2-year-old filly from the first crop of ALTERNATION waited behind the frontrunners until the far turn. MISSIVE then swung four wide, reached the front end near the top of the stretch and continued her drive to the wire racing one mile and 70 yards. The top two in this race were 10 lengths in front of the third-place finisher. Lifetime record: 2-1-1-0, $31,400. O/B-Pin Oak Stud. T-Michael Stidham.