Lady Lara was bumped and pinched back within 100 yards out of the gate. Alvarado did not panic, gathered her and found the rail in the first turn. Lady Tara sat on the rail until the stretch, when the real riding began.
Alvarado found a small seam in the stretch, got Lady Tara to switch leads and surged to the lead in less than a sixteenth of a mile. Lady Tara would hold on to win by a neck paying $11.60 to win.
Lady Tara is trained by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott. Alvarado and Mott combine for a 19% win rate, which is greater than Mott’s overall win percentage which hovers between 15 and 16 percent. As the Mott stable heads north to New York, always give a second look to any mount piloted by Alvarado.
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