BYE BYE BERTIE Rallies for Allowance Score at Laurel

BYE BYE BERTIE won for the third time in five starts this year after taking an off-the-turf 5 1/2-furlong allowance race on a fast track at Laurel Park in a final time just 3/5 second off the track record. The 4-year-old filly by ALTERNATION raced off the pace, angled out in mid-stretch and got past the top two in deep stretch to win by 1/2 length. BYE BYE BERTIE recorded a seven-furlong allowance victory here earlier this year, and that win was coming off a pace-setting 5 1/4-length six-furlong score that was her first start in 16 months. Lifetime record: 7-4-1-0, $110,460. O-Jerry Romans, Charlie Spring and Zoom and Fish Stable Inc. T-Hamilton Smith.