Saturday, August 15, 2020

Saratoga: Swiss Skydiver Favored inn Alabama

 The Florida-connected Swiss Skydiver will undoubtedly be the favorite this Saturday, in the $500,000 Alabama Stakes  (Grade 1) for three-year-old fillies at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

The Alabama is 1 1/4 miles on dirt and has a field of seven.

It is today's 9th race with a scheduled post of 5:43 p.m.

Swiss Skydiver won the  1 1/6 miles Gulfstream Park Oaks (Grade 2)on March 28.

That as the first of her three straight graded stakes wins--which have made her the leader in qualifying points for the Kentucky Oaks (Grade 1) on Sept. 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

Swiss Skydiver is owned by Peter Callahan, who lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and s trained by Ken McPeek.  Tyler Gaffalione has the mount in the Alabama.

Prior to 4:00 p.m. we will have a preview of the Alabama and the story on the origin of Swiss  Skydiver's colorful name.

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