Trainer Tom Albertrani said Live Oak Plantation’s Zo Impressive came back well after her stretch
run fell short in the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks. She likely will be
heading to the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama
on August 18.
After racing wide into the first turn and dropping back to last in the
field of six after a half-mile, Zo Impressive rallied on the outside to chase
Questing to no avail, while still finishing 2 ¼ lengths clear of third-place
finisher In Lingerie, the favorite.
“The winner was impressive,” Albertrani said. “We
just couldn’t get by. We’re very happy with our filly; she’s
very consistent. She’s first or second in all [six of] her starts.”
Zo Impressive remains among the leaders of the 3-year-old filly
division, having won the Grade 1 Mother Goose and finishing second to Contested
in the Grade 1 Acorn, both this spring at Belmont Park.
“Right now, she’s done as much as any 3-year-old filly has
accomplished,” Albertrani said.