2012 GI Alabama Stakes draws 7, 3yo Fillies – Posts, Picks, Free PP’s, M/L Odds

Saratoga – where there’s a big test for the 3yo Fillies division this Saturday in the GI Alabama Stakes!

“7” lucky 3yo Fillies, will be going postward here at Saratoga on Saturday for the $600,000, GI Alabama Stakes, going the classic champion’s distance of 1 1/4 mile out on the Saratoga main!

Free Past Performances,

After the 2012, Kentucky Oaks winner, Believe You Can, was withdrawn from consideration for 1 1/4 mile dust-up, Grace Hall , will inherit one of the favorites roles here on Saturday, as she is coming off a big effort in winning the GII Delaware Oaks at Del-Park last out.

Although, not the strongest of 3yo fillies field ever assembled, she was the clear winner by almost 4 lengths, picking up a career high final speed rating of a “110”!

Being a daughter of Empire Maker, this mile and a 1/4 should already be in her blood!

Questing , who looked so good in winning the GI CCA Oaks Stakes here earlier in this Saratoga meet, certainly will get her share of play here on Saturday, as a top choice!

In Lingerie , is the 2012 GII Black-Eyed Susan winner, but came a late-closing 3rd in that same GI CCA Oaks Stakes here at Saratoga last out!

Perhaps, the added distance here will help this other daughter of Empire Maker close the gap in this race’s final jumps!

Zo Impressive , who was so impressive at Belmont in winning the GI Mother Goose came up with a very good 2nd in that same GI CCA Oaks Stakes here on opening weekend.

Zo Impressive , has either won or placed in all her race’s so far, so she should find a home in all your exotics plays!

Via Villaggio , 2nd in that GII Delaware Oaks last out, Uptown Bertie , winner of the GIII Iowa Oaks last out with Sea Island , fills out this field of 7 is coming off an Alw win here last out, on July 26th, where she beat some good older 2-turn fillies and mares in St Johns River and Acting Happy!

PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
1. Sea Island J Rosario 121 C R McGaughey III 12/1
2. Zo Impressive R Maragh 121 T Albertrani 5/1
3. Grace Hall J Castellano 121 A W Dutrow 7/5
4. Uptown Bertie C J Lanerie 121 S Margolis 20/1
5. Via Villaggio C S Nakatani 121 J Hollendorfer 8/1
6. Questing I Ortiz, Jr. 121 K P McLaughlin 5/2
7. In Lingerie J R Velazquez 121 T A Pletcher 6/1

Post time – 5:46 pm EDT!

Picks are 2,3,6,7 exacta box, with the 4 and 5 added to a dime super!

So, it’s another GI doubleheader day here at Saratoga is this Saturday as the 3yo’s will take center stage in the bottom half this Saratoga GI twin-spin card in the $600k, GI Alabama Stakes, that should go a very long ways toward the victor here winning the 3yo Filly Eclipse Award this year!


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