ELLANATION Becomes 10th Second-Crop 2YO Winner
After two runner-up performances in her last two starts, ELLANATION fought through the stretch to get the win at Laurel Park. The 2-year-old filly from the second crop of ALTERNATION broke well from the inside post to sit second in this eight-horse field racing six furlongs. She began to move closer to the leader on the turn, drew even in upper stretch, then dug in gamely to battle down the lane and secure the victory by a nose. ELLANATION was $160,000 OBS April purchase by her current owners after working a swift :10 flat for an eighth in her under-tack session, the second fastest time of the day at the distance. Lifetime record: 4-1-2-0, $43,791. O-Loudmouth LLC and Joseph Bulger. B-Dark Hollow Farm. T-Miguel Vera.