09/10/2002 11:00PM

Hills thinking Taylor for filly


Alexander Three D has very probably earned a trip to Woodbine for the E. P. Taylor Stakes by dint of her victory in the Group 3 Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster on Wednesday.

Barry Hills, trainer of Alexander Three D, a 3-year-old Pennekamp filly, said that he was seriously considering the E.P. Taylor after her 1 1/2-length score over Treble Heights, even though it would mean cutting back from 1 3/4 miles and 132 yards to 1 1/4 miles.

The 7-4 (1.75-1) favorite, Alexander Three D led through the last quarter-mile, getting the Park Hill distance in 3:05.26 on good ground. She had recently won the listed 1 1/2-mile Galtres Stakes at York and had won her maiden race in her last juvenile start in a 1 1/4-mile listed event at Newmarket.

The Park Hill was the racing highlight of a day that began at Doncaster with a moment of silence in memory of those who died in the attacks on America a year ago. At Hereford, the jump-racing track in the west of England, the entire card was sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald, the firm that lost 658 employees in the attack on the World Trade Center.