Belle Of The Hall Dazzles In Debut!
They say you never forget your first time, and we'll never forget the first time Belle of the Hall found the winner's circle in her first race. Making a much anticipated debut, Belle of the Hall exceeded expectations in a Florida bred maiden special weight at Gulfstream on Thursday. She settled off the pace early, advanced onto even terms after three furlongs and improved her position from there drawing off to win by five-lengths.
Trainer Tom Albertrani's assistant Adele said, "The filly has come forward over the last few weeks. We thought she'd run well, and boy did she. She settled beautifully and made a nice move. She won as easy as you could please. She finished up really well."
Jockey Elvis Trujillo said, "My filly did almost everything right. I didn't want to rush her from the gate. She came back to me nicely. When I asked her she took off. I just had to ride her out. She didn't switch leads, but she besides that she was great. She couldn't have done it much easier."
The chestnut daughter of Graeme Hall earned $21,000 for her debut victory. Look for her to run back in New York during the month of May.