DINO THREE O NINE Leads the Way in Woodbine Maiden Special

Runner-up three times at Gulfstream Park and last out here at Woodbine, DINO THREE O NINE set every fraction to take this $65,000 open Maiden Special Weight by 1 1/4 lengths. After an awkward beginning, the son of ALTERNATION moved up to secure the lead on the first turn in this 1 1/16-mile all-weather event, originally scheduled for a mile on the turf. Maintaining the lead while getting pressure on the backstretch, DINO THREE O NINE kicked for home at the top of the lane and finished with good effort under a strong hand ride. Lifetime record: 11-1-4-1, $70,049. O-Empress Stable. B-Mike Sutherland. T-Steven Owens.