worked five furlongs Sunday morning in 1:03.60 at Del
Mar and is ready the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama
for 3-year-old fillies on August 18 at the Spa.
The daughter of Bernardini won the Grade 3 Railbird at seven furlongs
in May at Betfair
In her most recent start, on July 14, Via Villaggio finished second to Grace
Hall in the Grade 2 Delaware Oaks, her first race on dirt since she began her
career last fall making two starts on California
fair circuit tracks.
“We’re definitely coming,” Hall of Fame trainer Jerry
Hollendorfer said. “It was a very nice work, nice and easy. Our rider,
Corey Nakatani, worked her and we’re all ready to go.”
Via Villaggio is expected to arrive at Saratoga on Tuesday.