Questing Runs Rivals Off Their Feet in the Alabama Stakes
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (August 18, 2012) - Despite setting a grueling pace and once again taking an erratic path through the stretch, Questing followed her easy victory earlier this meet in the Coaching Club American Oaks with an even more impressive nine-length triumph over In Lingerie in Saturday’s Grade 1 Alabama at Saratoga.
Questing, a 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun owned by Godolphin Racing, set fractions of 22.84 seconds, 46.01, and 1:09.74 for the opening six furlongs. But she was still able to pull away from In Lingerie and the others despite weaving and switching leads through the final furlong of the 1 1/4-mile Alabama. Questing had also drifted badly through the latter stages of the Coaching Club.
Grace Hall, the even-money favorite, tired badly and was eased to the wire. Zo Impressive, who also prompted the early pace, was vanned off after the race.
Questing was ridden to victory by Irad Ortiz Jr. for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin and paid $6.40.
The Alabama Stakes was the feature race for week three of Fantasy 'Capping.
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