Belle Of The Hall Entered In Jostle Stakes
We hope that on Saturday afternoon we can say we have the "Belle of Philadelphia." What would be even better is if at the end of the summer we have the "Belle of Saratoga."
West Point Thoroughbreds' undefeated filly Belle Of The Hall makes her stakes debut on Saturday in the $200,000 Jostle Stakes at Philadelphia Park. The Florida-bred daughter of Graeme Hall broke her maiden by five lengths on April 8th at Gulfstream Park before shipping north and scoring decisively in an entry level allowance race at Belmont Park on May 26th. She covered 7 furlongs that day in a snappy 1:23.09.
The 6 ½ furlong Jostle only attracted six three-year-old fillies. Belle Of The Hall drew post five of six in the race. The nation's second leading jockey Ramon Dominguez will take the trip down the Turnpike to ride this filly. Dominguez has paired with four West Point winners this year, and has a great relationship with the black and gold. Post time for the race is 3:50 EDT.
Trainer Tom Albertrani says, "This filly has been training very well. This race is a bit quicker back than I normally like, but she came out of that last race breathing fire. This looks like a great spot to notch her first stakes win."
Terry Finley, President of West Point Thoroughbreds says, "We absolutely loved this filly last year at the OBS February sale. We had to have her. She was the sale topper, so we know other people saw what we saw. She had some minor issues last year, so we just gave her some time. We think we are sitting on a high caliber three-year-old filly right now. If she runs well on Saturday, we will take dead aim on the Test at Saratoga."