Fringe Benefits, Chalk Racing’s 2-year-old homebred, didn’t exactly burst onto the racing scene in her debut. Just the opposite. After enduring a 3-minute delay inside the starting gate due to a late scratch, she broke last in the field of nine. Things improved thereafter, however, as she made up ground before assuming a position in the middle of the pack. She raced evenly for most of the six furlongs, eventually finishing fifth. Her finish was encouraging and we look forward to her second start at a longer distance.