SENSATIONAL FIELD ASSEMBLED FOR ALABAMA
A superb field of sophomore fillies will hope to get 1 ¼ miles in the $500,000 Alabama S. (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday. Among the top draws in this field is Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) and Acorn S. (G1) star It’s Tricky from the barn of Kiaran McLaughlin. The bay daughter of Mineshaft is five-for-six in her young career, and proved her mettle at both two turns and this oval in her latest venture. She will be tough just off the early pace.
Kentucky Oaks (G1) runner-up St. John’s River broke through with a graded win in the Delaware Oaks (G2) most recently and has been first or second in every start since her debut. The late running daughter of Include should appreciate the added ground in here for conditioner Andrew Leggio. Black-Eyed Susan S. (G2) heroine Royal Delta could have need her last when third in the Coaching Club, and the daughter of Empire Maker is another who could thrive at this trip.
Kentucky Oaks queen Plum Pretty, the lightly raced but most impressive Kinda Spicy and Inglorious, who crushed the boys in the Queen’s Plate S. last out, also deserve a ton of attention in this dynamic cast.The $150,000 Lake Placid S. (G2) is the top draw on Sunday, and one of the nation’s top three-year-old turf fillies will be at the forefront. Winter Memories dominated the Sands Point S. (G2) here most recently and has just one blemish on her career mark for trainer Jimmy Toner. The daughter of El Prado has a scintillating turn of foot and anything close to her last will find her in the winners’ circle in here.