FIRST ALTERNATE Scores in High-Class Allowance at Oaklawn Park

FIRST ALTERNATE, a 3-year-old filly from the first crop of ALTERNATION, set every fraction to win this $82,000, 1 1/16-mile allowance race at Oaklawn Park by 1/2 length on the Fantasy S./Apple Blossom H. undercard. This consistent filly has won or placed in eight of her 10 starts, including four runner-up finishes in her last four starts. Last year as a 2-year-old, FIRST ALTERNATE again cut out all the fractions to take one mile Maiden Speical Weight on the turf by a commanding 5 1/2 lengths. Lifetime record: 10-2-4-2, $138,658. O/B-Don Von Hemel and Todd Dunn. T-Don Von Hemel.