SERENGETI EMPRESS (f, 2, Alternation–Havisham, by Bernardini), last seen finishing fourth in Saratoga's GIII Schuylerville S. July 20 off an Indiana Downs debut romp 16 days earlier, couldn't have been much more dominant in Sunday afternoon's Ellis Park Debutante S. Backed down late to 9-5, the $70,000 KEESEP yearling attended splits of :22.21 and :45.29. She blew the race open along the bend, and ran up the score from there to about a dozen lengths, stopping the clock in 1:22.29. Include Edition (Include) rallied for second. Serengeti Empress becomes the fourth black-type winner for second-crop sire Alternation (Distorted Humor). Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0.
O-Joel Politi. B-Tri Eques Bloodstock LLC (Ky). T-Thomas Amoss.