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Meadow Star Faces Six at Saratoga

From Associated Press

When Meadow Star lost by seven lengths to Lite Light in the 1 1/4-mile Coaching Club American Oaks, trainer Leroy Jolley gracefully accepted the defeat of his prize filly.

“She ran the best she could,” Jolley said after the race July 6 at Belmont Park.

Meadow Star’s ability appears to be too much for six other 3-year-old fillies, none of whom is Lite Light, in today’s $200,000 Alabama at Saratoga--if she can carry her talent 1 1/4 miles.

Meadow Star’s rivals in the Jim Dandy will be Versailles Treaty, Car Gal, Designated Dancer, Grand Girlfriend, Nalees Pin and Til Forbid. Each starter will carry 121 pounds.

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Meadow Star, ridden by Jerry Bailey, will be seeking her 12th victory in 14 career starts. Her other loss was against colts in the 1 1/8-mile Wood Memorial on April 20 at Aquedeuct.


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