Fashion Alert Earns Diploma in Astoria S.
, $100,000, BEL, 6-14, 2yo, f, 5 1/2f, 1:04, ft.
1--+#FASHION ALERT, 116, f, 2, by Old Fashioned 1st Dam: Titan Queen, by Tiznow 2nd Dam: Ensnare, by Seeking the Gold 3rd Dam: Trap Pass, by Danzig
($125,000 yrl '13 KEESEP; $25,000 RNA yrl '13
KEEJAN). O-George Bolton & Barry Hall; B-Mike
Abraham & Jacob Nance (KY); T-Todd A Pletcher;
J-John R Velazquez. $60,000. Lifetime Record:
1-1-0-0, $60,000. *1/2 to Renee’s Titan (Bernstein),
, 118, f, 2, Warrior's Reward
by A.P. Indy. ($32,000 RNA wlng '12 KEENOV;
$24,000 RNA yrl '13 FTMSEP). O-Charles L Hall &
Jann P Anderson. $20,000.
, 118, f, 2, War Front
--Dattts Lady Di, by Proud
Citizen. ($175,000 wlng '12 KEENOV; $250,000 yrl
'13 KEESEP). O-Wesley A Ward, Kent Spellman, Bret
Jones & Wes Welker. $10,000.
Margins: 4 3/4, 2HF, 17. Odds: 1.85, 1.60, 2.50.
Fashion Alert, looking to become the first Todd Pletcher firster to take a stakes race since Sensational Slam (Grand Slam) won the 2010 Clarendon S. at Woodbine, was pushed along for speed by pilot John Velazquez from her outside gate. Putting a head in front three deep midway on the turn after a :22.37 opening quarter, the bay began to edge away from Lindy at the head of the lane as far-back Liatris began to mount a bid. But nobody was catching Fashion Alert, and she kept on straight and strong along the rail to win like a good thing. “I thought she did everything we hoped she would do,” offered Pletcher, who had unveiled just two other newcomers in stakes races over the past five years, according to DRF Formulator. “She got away pretty alertly and put herself in good position. It was an advantage to have the outside post, which we were happy about when the draw came out. She's a very talented filly that ran to her training. I think timing-wise, this sets her up very well for the [GIII] Schuylerville [S. July 18 at Saratoga]." Pletcher added, “We're off to a good start with our 2-year-olds. We've run three so far, with two wins and a third. It looks like a quality crop. We'll look to pick it up a bit and have some more ready in the next couple of weeks and by Saratoga we'll have a real good idea where we are.” Click for the brisnet.com charts21 or VIDEO. Click for the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigree.
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