The ninth race at Fair Grounds today (2/23) is the 32nd
running of the Gr. III $200,000 Rachel Alexandra. This contest will consist of three year old
fillies running a mile and a sixteenth over the dirt.
#1 – Finding More (8-1) will be making her graded stakes
debut for trainer Kellyn Gorder. The
Trickey Trevor filly has three wins from five starts and will be looking for
number four today. Finding More was last seen finishing fifth in
the Silver Bullet Day back on January 19th but was wide throughout
most of the race. Will likely be contending
for the pace early on.
#7 – Unlimited Budget (5-2) is the morning line favorite of
the bunch for trainer Todd Pletcher. The
Street Sense filly has yet to taste defeat in her two career starts. Unlimited Budget was last seen winning the Gr.
II Demoisel back on November 24th at the Aqueduct. Rosie Napravnik will be in the saddle.
#3 – Dancinginthecircle (7-2) will be coming off a layoff
for trainer Larry Jones. The chestnut
filly has two wins, two seconds, and one third place finish from six career
starts. Dancinginthecircle has some nice
works under her belt and will be looking for her first graded stakes victory as
well. Terry Thompson will take the
#9 – Midnight Ballet (8-1) will be making her first start
outside of California for trainer Thomas Proctor. Midnight Ballet has two wins from four starts
and will have Gary Stevens aboard. Both
of her wins have come over the synthetic surface so we will see how she takes
to the dirt.
$10 win, $20 place on 1
$4 Exacta Box 1/7
$1 Trifecta key 1/7,