28th First-Crop Winner and a Winner of Two Straight
Having placed in four of his last five starts, NO DRINKING RULES got up in time to win this maiden test at Parx by 1 1/4 lengths and become the 28th first-crop winner for ALTERNATION. This 3-year-old son was about five lengths back in the early going, swung out around the turn, then back in after being blocked, and continued his closing kick to finish on top at Parx going six furlongs. Last year at 2, NO DRINKING RULES placed in three straight Maiden Special Weights to start his career, including his debut to an eventual SW. Lifetime record: 16-1-4-4, $54,794. O-The Hakim’s Stable. B-Richard Forbush. T-Richard Vega.
A Maiden Special Weight winner here last out, SHIMMERING DREAM made it two-in-a-row with a 1 1/4-length allowance win. Stretching out to two turns in this 1 1/16-mile test at Prairie Meadows, the 3-year-old filly by ALTERNATION was reserved off the pace to be 8 1/2 lengths back after the half. SHIMMERING DREAM began her rally on the far turn, was four wide turning for home and ran down the top two to get the victory. Lifetime record: 8-2-2-1, $76,879. O-Umbrella Stables II LLC. B-Clifton Farm, LLC. T-Kelly R. Von Hemel.