3YO THE VILLA’S START Rallies to Takes Maiden Special

Making her first start after a four-month layoff, THE VILLA’S START took the lead in upper stretch and held it to the wire to win a Maiden Special Weight by 1/2 length. The 3-year-old filly from the second crop of ALTERNATION stalked the pace early until she began to move on the top three heading into the turn. THE VILLA’S START continued her rally around the turn, caught the leader by the 1/8th pole and drove to the wire to get the victory at Will Rogers Downs. Lifetime record: 6-1-1-2, $23,868. O-Frederico Villafranco. B-Amy Bayle & Brian Holmes. T-Scott Young.