ALTERATION Leads the Way in Ellis Park Maiden Score

Runner-up in a Maiden race at Keeneland last year in her third start, ALTERATION set the pace and drew away to win by 3 3/4 lengths in this 5 1/2-furlong Maiden test at Ellis. The 31st winner from the first crop of ALTERNATION, this 3-year-old filly was always in command and widened her lead through the stretch for the clear victory. Lifetime record: 7-1-2-0, $15,207. O-Hat Creek Racing and Gray Lyster. B-Hurstland Farm & Kevin McLaughlin. T-John Hancock.