ALTERED SHOT Draws Off in Churchill Maiden Special

Last seen in late November placing in a Maiden Special here which produced two graded stakes fillies, ALTERED SHOT set the pace in this one and won going away by 5 1/2 lengths. Racing 6 1/2 furlongs in this Maiden Special Weight, the 3-year-old filly by ALTERNATION grabbed the lead early and set fractions of :22 2/5, :45 2/5 and 1:09 4/5. She had to turn back a couple challengers near the top of the stretch and then opened up her lead through the lane for an impressive victory coming off a five-month lay-off. Lifetime record: 4-1-0-3, $81,988. O-Steve Vanovich, Larry Craig & Speshell Racing. B-Marianne Stribling. T-Gregory D. Foley.