Two New First-Crop Winners
ALTERNATION was represented with his 24th and 25th first-crop winners as A BUNCH FOR LUNCH and FLUCTUATION won career and seasonal debuts. Making her first start, 3-year-old filly A BUNCH FOR LUNCH broke in a tangle to be far back early but rushed up to take the lead heading into the turn. She opened up to be several lengths in front and stayed on top to the wire and won a six-furlong maiden test by 1 3/4 lengths as the favorite at Prairie Meadows. Lifetime record: 1-1-0-0, $14,256. O/B-River Ridge Ranch. T-Robertino Diodoro.
FLUCTUATION, another 3-year-old filly, was coming off a nine-month lay-off. She dueled to force the issue the entire 6 1/2 furlongs and continued to fight through the stretch run and proved best by a head at Hastings. Lifetime record: 4-1-0-0, $7,750. O-Barry Lee and Concepcion Mabanta. B-Nancy Shuford. T-Francisco Ma.