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2012 Hopeful and Glens Falls at Saratoga


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Hit It Rich wins the 2012 Glens Falls Stakes
Hit It Rich wins the 2012 Glens Falls Stakes at Saratoga

Hit It Rich wins the 2012 Glens Falls Stakes at Saratoga

© Cindy Pierson Dulay
September 3, 2012

Immediately before the Hopeful, a field of 6 older fillies and mares contested the $150,000 Glens Falls Stakes (G3), a 1 3/8 mile trip around three turns of the inner turf course. Hit It Rich was sent off as the 4-5 favorite in the field of 6 off a third place finish in the New York (G2) after finishing second in the Sheepshead Bay (G2). In to challenge her included 2-1 second choice Kissable, winner of the Waya Stakes last out, and 6-1 third choice Bizzy Caroline, third in the Waya.

Hit It Rich and Bizzy Caroline hooked up for a speed duel immediately and clicked off fractions of 24.37, 48.19, 1:13.13, and 1:36.82 over the firm course, while as many as 6 lengths in front of the rest of the field led by Kissable. Into the stretch, Hit It Rich shook off her foe, opening up a 3 1/2 length advantage through 1 1/4 miles in 2:00.10, and then finished under wraps 1 1/2 lengths in front in 2:12.34. It was just a neck back from Bizzy Caroline to Kissable third, as the first three held those positions the entire distance.

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