Beverly D. starter Check The Label, owned by Lael Stables,
will likely carry the banner of the barn for 2011 Kentucky Derby-winning trainer
Graham Motion after he announced that Secretariat Stakes candidate Crimson
China is expected to run in Friday’s Hall of Fame Stakes at Saratoga.
While the two worked together at Fair Hill on Monday,
Motion is quite pleased with the preparation of his 4-year-old filly by Stormin
“I brought her back a bit quick in her last race at Parx,”
said Motion. “We are pleased with how she has been since and want to get
her back to her Grade I form from last year.”
In 2010 Check The Label recorded four consecutive graded
stakes wins on grass, capped by the Grade I Garden City at Belmont.
“At this point in her career,” Motion said, “getting her
over extra distance seems to be the right move to get her back on track, and
this race should suit her well.”