Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks winner Believe You Can had her
first breeze at Saratoga this morning over the Oklahoma training
track in preparation for the Grade 1 Alabama on August 18. With jockey
Rosie Napravnik on board, the Proud Citizen filly went out shortly after
the first renovation break and worked five furlongs in 1:02.10, the
fifth-fastest of 13 at the distance.
“Everything was good; she’s done everything real
good,” said trainer Larry Jones, who was on hand for the move. “The
Alabama has been our goal; now we just have to get it all to come
Bred and owned by Brereton C. Jones, Believe You Can has
won six of her 10 starts, including the Grade 3 Tempted at Belmont Park
last year and the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks this year prior to the
Kentucky Oaks. In her most recent start, she was third behind Zo
Impressive in the Grade 1 Mother Goose at Belmont.