09/08/2011 3:19PM

Belmont: Spinaway winner Grace Hall’s next start undecided


ELMONT, N.Y. − While Grace Hall has come out of her victory in Sunday’s Grade 1 Spinaway in good order, trainer Tony Dutrow and his owners have not yet decided what is next for her.

The Grade 1 Frizette at Belmont on Oct. 8 seems a logical target, but Dutrow said he isn’t sure if he wants to run her in that spot.

“That sounds good, but I don’t know if that’s what we’re going to do,” said Dutrow, who trains Grace Hall, an undefeated 2-year-old filly, for Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables, and Stuart Grant. “What I do know is we’re excited to watch Grace Hall and see what she has to say. That’s going to take at least 10 days. The other thing is, what is going to help this filly become as great a 3-year-old as she can possibly be? That’s what’s most important to me, is her having a great 3-year-old year.”

Dutrow said that if he skips the Frizette and/or the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, that doesn’t mean he plans to stop on Grace Hall for the year. He also said that regardless of what happens the remainder of the year, Grace Hall would spend the winter at Palm Meadows in south Florida.

Dutrow did confirm plans for Pinch Pie and J W Blue, third in the Alabama and Travers, respectively. Dutrow said Pinch Pie would run in the Grade 1 Garden City Stakes on the turf at Belmont on Sept. 17, and that J W Blue would also run next on the turf, in the $250,000 Kent Stakes at Delaware Park on Sept. 24.