3YO SHARPIN Leads the Way in Maiden Score at Keeneland

Making her second start of the year, SHARPIN led at every pole to win this six-furlong Maiden test at Keeneland by 2 3/4 lengths. The 3-year-old filly from the second crop of ALTERNATION broke from post six in a 11-horse field to seize the lead before the quarter pole. She opened up the lead to more than two lengths in upper stretch and remained in front to the wire. Last year as a juvenile, SHARPIN placed in four straight Maiden Special Weights before given a five-month rest to ready her for a 3-year-old campaign. Lifetime record: 6-1-2-2, $38,121. O-Brandon Fusco, John H. Adger, Alan Herman and Jeff Lewis. B-John Adger. T-Mike Stidham.