Alpine Princess Goes Big And Easy To Win Untapable S.

Alpine Princess | Hodges Photography/Lou Hodges, Jr.

Alpine Princess (Classic Empire) did not disappoint her backers as she lived up to favoritism and won Saturday's Untapable S. in New Orleans.

The bay broke her maiden at second asking by a head at Saratoga Sept. 3, but was well-beaten in the GI Darley Alcibiades S. at Keeneland Oct. 6. Returning to her winning ways against allowance company after her race was taken off the grass at Churchill Downs Nov. 26, the filly went off at 8-5 here.

The Brad Cox trainee was in-tight along the rail before the first turn, but she scooted through to the take the lead. Alpine Princess controlled the pace up the backstretch and around the far turn. Unchallenged, the juvenile cruised along down the long stretch and took home the prize over stablemate West Omaha (West Coast).

The winner is her dam's first offspring, but she does have a yearling half-sister by Mitole, who was recently purchased for $95,000 at the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale by Grade One Investments. A half-sister to GSP Another Miracle (American Pharoah), Le Moine visited Game Winner for 2024. Second dam SW Retraceable (Medaglia d'Oro) is a half-sister to SW Maritime Passion (Stormy Atlantic), who is responsible for MGSW Passion for Action (Speightstown).

UNTAPABLE S., $97,000, Fair Grounds, 12-23, 2yo, f, 1m 70y, 1:43.08, ft.
1–ALPINE PRINCESS, 122, f, 2, by Classic Empire
                1st Dam: Le Moine, by Curlin
                2nd Dam: Retraceable, by Medaglia d'Oro
                3rd Dam: Embraceable, by Dehere
($190,000 Ylg '22 KEESEP). 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Full of Run Racing II, LLC and Madaket Stables LLC; B-Betz/DJ Stables/Peter V. Lamantia/Classic Empire Syndicate (KY); T-Brad H. Cox; J-Florent Geroux. $60,000. Lifetime Record: 5-3-0-1, $210,810.
2–West Omaha, 122, f, 2, West Coast–Birthday Bash, by Medaglia d'Oro. 1ST BLACK TYPE. O/B-Gary & Mary West Stables Inc. (KY); T-Brad H. Cox. $20,000.
3–Sistina Chapel, 122, f, 2, Liam's Map–Addae Do Jaguarete (Brz), by Crimson Tide (Ire). 1ST BLACK TYPE. O/B-Brownwood Farm (KY); T-Kenneth G. McPeek. $10,000.
Margins: 2, 3, 7. Odds: 1.70, 2.20, 9.70.
Also Ran: Legadema, Band of Gold, Fibber
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