3YO QUARTERBACK DAK Draws Away in Churchill Maiden

Placing in his first two starts and finishing runner-up last out less that two lengths back, QUARTERBACK DAK took the lead in upper stretch and pulled away to win this 1 1/16-mile maiden test on a wet fast track by 3 3/4 lengths. The 3-year-old son of ALTERNATION raced behind the leaders early no more than 3 1/2 lengths back during a heavy downpour in a 12-horse field. QUARTERBACK DAK began his closing move on the far turn, swung five wide into the lane and finished strongest of all to get the victory. Lifetime record: 3-1-1-1, $21,040. O-Gayla Rankin. B-Ed Few. T-Wesley Ward.