Ticker
  • Abel Tasman (12-1) gets up in time to beat American Gal in the Grade 1 Starlet.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Mastery (1-5) shrugs off his competition in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Party Boat (5-2) gets her head down to win the Wait a While.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Fact Finding (8-5) draws clear of the Smooth Air field and keeps a perfect record.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Lovable Lady (12-1) blasts away in the Willa On the Move Stakes.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Paulassilverlining (1-9) makes easy work of the Garland of Roses field.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Sonic Mule (3-1) keeps the wins for Todd Pletcher rolling in the Buffalo Man.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Tapwrit (3-2) holds off stablemate Master Plan to win the Pulpit.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Lirica (5-2) finds a clear path to take the Hut Hut Stakes.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Bode's Dream (5-2) returns victorious in the House Party to remain undefeated.Posted 7 hours ago

Stopchargingmaria Targets Alabama

stopchargingmaria cca oaks 615 X 400
Photo: NYRA / Adam Mooshian
Stopchargingmaria became a Grade 1 winner for trainer Todd Pletcher and owner Mike Repole with a dominant five-length score in the Coaching Club American Oaks on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. She will now target the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama on August 16.

 

The Pletcher trainee began her year with a pair of disappointing performances, a fifth-place finish in the Grade 2 Davona Dale at Gulfstream Park and a fourth-place finish in the Grade 3 Fantasy at Oaklawn Park, but took a noticeable step forward once her home base shifted to Saratoga.

 

"I told [owner] Mike [Repole] that this filly has never trained better than she has here in the last month," said Pletcher. "She seems to really like Saratoga. She has been training much more powerfully than she did this winter, so we expected a big effort from her."

 

The revitalized Stopchargingmaria came out of the race in fine fettle, according to Pletcher.

 

"She came out of the race really well," said Pletcher. "Anytime you win a Grade 1 at Saratoga it's very satisfying. With a filly like that, that had multiple graded stakes wins but not a Grade 1, it was a breakthrough performance to that highest echelon."

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories