SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – Tracy Farmer’s Perfect Alibi utilized her class advantage and the added distance to get home first against a tough Frank’s Rockette in Sunday’s $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (G2) at Saratoga.
Breaking from post 3 as the 6/1 third choice under Irad Ortiz, Jr., Perfect Alibi settled comfortably in the middle of the pack and track while Integral posted opening fractions of :22.06 and :45.84. At the top of the stretch, Integral’s lead was moments from vanishing as four fillies each geared up for a shot at the front.
Perfect Alibi waited until an opening appeared in the middle of the five foes ahead of her, then surged through it. Racing between Frank’s Rockette to her inside and Magic Dance to her outside, Perfect Alibi fought her way forward in deep stretch before crossing a 1/2-length in front at the wire. The Mark Casse trainee completed the 6 1/2-furlong sprint in 1:18.39 over the fast main track.
“I had a good trip,” said Ortiz, Jr. “I broke running because she’s that kind of filly. She has a nice stride. I got a good position on the turn and I just had my hands down and relaxed. Turning for home, (Magic Dance) was on the outside, so I didn’t want to make a premature move and try to get through because it looked like (her rider) had a lot of horse, so I just waited. They didn’t keep a straight (path), so I got through in between the horses and she responded really well.”
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