3YO SWEET ALTERNATIVE Rallies to Win Maiden Special at Tampa

Having placed in two of her last three starts, SWEET ALTERNATIVE moved up between horses as they approached the top of the stretch and pulled away late for a two-length win in a Maiden Special Weight at Tampa Bay. Racing one mile and 40 yards over a sloppy, sealed track, the 12th winner from the second crop of ALTERNATION raced behind the front group early but was never more than five lengths back. Having to steady briefly heading into the far turn, SWEET ALTERNATIVE moved off the rail to split horses before they reached the top of the stretch, continued her drive through the lane and pulled away in the final sixteenth to be well in hand at the wire. Lifetime record: 9-1-0-5, $28,680. O- Blazing Meadows Farm LLC and Brandywine Farm. B-Brandywine Farm. T-Timothy Hamm.