Saturday, August 22, 2009

Alabama Looks Like Anybody's Race

Saratoga Race Course

The $600,000 Grade 1 Alabama Stakes for 3 year old fillies highlights the Saturday card at Saratoga. The race is carded at 1 1/4 miles over the main track and a field of 8 will contest the Alabama.

Horses To Watch for the Alabama

Funny Moon
She won two straight including an optional claimer by more than 8 lengths and the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont in her last. Alan Garcia rides for Christophe Clement.

Careless Jewel
She has won three straight including crushing the competition in the Delaware Oaks in her last while posting a 104 Beyer. The second place horse in that race ran second in the Monmouth Oaks next out. RC Landry rides for Josie Carroll.

Wynning Ride
Winless since breaking her maiden at Santa Anita last fall but ran a close 3rd in the CCA Oaks in her last. Kent Desormeaux keeps the mount for Bob Baffert.

Don't Forget Gil
Ran second in the CCA Oaks in her last and won the Grade 3 Florida Oaks at Tampa this spring. She is always close but usually doesn't win but she has been working well for this. Rajiv Maragh rides for Mark Henning.