Wednesday, February 22 2012
Believe You Can Assumes Favorite’s Role in Grade III Rachel Alexandra
NEW ORLEANS (Tuesday, February 21, 2012) – With the already announced defection of Ramona Bass’s morning-line choice Applauding from Saturday’s Grade III Rachel Alexandra Stakes, Brereton Jones’s Believe You Can is likely to assume the favorite’s mantle in this weekend’s $200,000 event for 3-year-old fillies that serves as the final designed local prep for the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks March 31.
After being the length and a half heroine of Fair Grounds’ $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes Jan. 21, Believe You Can obviously proved her mettle, but the brilliant but untested speed of Applauding did deserve a healthy measure of hand-clapping when handicapping the original seven Rachel Alexandra entrants.
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