Photo: NYRA, Adam Coglianese
Live Oak Plantation’s Zo Impressive was one of three contenders
for the Grade 1, 1 ¼-mile Alabama
on the worktab on Monday, turning in a 1:01.90 five-furlong breeze on the main
“She worked very well this morning,” said trainer Tom
Albertrani. “It looks like she’s keeping in good form, and
that’s all we can ask for.”
Zo Impressive, winner of the Grade 1 Acorn in May at Belmont,
will attempt to turn the tables on Questing in the Alabama. In the Grade 1, 1 1/8-mile TVG Coaching
Club American Oaks on July 21, Zo Impressive was second to Questing by 4 ¼
“I don’t think [Zo Impressive will] have a problem with
1 ¼-mile distance],” said Albertrani. “It looked like she was
finishing in the last eighth of a mile in the Coaching Club. She was gaining a little
bit late in the race. Maybe that was from [Questing] starting to get tired and
drifting out, but I don’t see why she wouldn’t go a little further.
She’s been very consistent; she’s been 1-2 in all of her starts.
Hopefully she’ll run her race again.”
Also breezing on the main track was Kentucky Oaks winner Believe You Can, who went four furlongs in
1:02.78 with jockey Rosie Napravnik aboard. Sea Island
earned a bullet for her 48.20 four-furlong breeze on the Oklahoma training track.
Grace Hall, winner
of the Delaware Oaks, arrived in trainer Tony Dutrow’s Saratoga
barn from Delaware
Park on Monday. Dutrow
said Grace Hall will jog tomorrow.