2YO COMBINATION Takes MSW Debut by Nearly Six Lengths

With four solid works under his belt, including a :47.35 four-furlong bullet two weeks ago, COMBINATION proved much the best to win his Maiden Special Weight debut by 5 3/4 lengths at Gulfstream Park West, only 3/5 second off the track record. The 2-year-old colt from the second crop of ALTERNATION broke on top to seize the early lead from the outside post. He was challenged on the turn, but quickly spurted away at the top of the stretch and was only shown the whip down the lane for an impressive win going five furlongs. COMBINATION became his sire’s eight 2YO winner of the year. Lifetime record: 1-1-0-0. $24,000. O-Jonathan I. Green. B-Jean N. Cravens. T-Joe Orseno.