SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Fashion Alert outdueled Take Charge Brandi to win the $150,000 Schuylerville by 1 1/2 lengths on opening day at Saratoga Race Course.
Fashion Alert was favored in a field of five 2-year-old fillies. She was timed in 1:11.78 for six furlongs in the Grade 3 race Friday. Take Charge Brandi was second, 7 3/4 lengths ahead of Tulira’s Star.
Trained by Todd Pletcher and owned by George Hall and Barry Hall, Fashion Alert has won both her races. She captured another stakes, the Astoria, in her debut June 14.
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She paid $2.40, $2.10 and $2.10. Take Charge Brandi returned $3.40 and $2.20 and Tulira’s Star paid $2.40.
This was the fifth Schuylerville victory for Pletcher, a 10-time Saratoga training champion who also won the race in 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2011.