04/01/2011 4:56PM

Oaklawn Park: All About Allie looks best in Arkansas-bred stakes


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – All About Allie is an ‘A’ student when it comes to Arkansas-bred competition.

“She’s a pretty bright girl,” said her trainer, David Whited.

In two starts against statebreds, All About Allie has won two stakes. Sunday, she will be out to improve upon that record in the $50,000 Downthedustryroad. The six-furlong stakes for fillies and mares is one of two on the card for Arkansas-breds. The $50,000 Arkansas Breeders’ for 3-year-olds and up will be run at a mile and a sixteenth.

All About Allie made her first start against Arkansas-breds last September as a 2-year-old, and was a 4 1/4-length winner of the $50,000 Lady Razorback at Louisiana Downs. In her other statebred start, she won the $50,000 Rainbow Miss at Oaklawn on Feb. 27. She dueled and went on to a 2 1/4-length win under regular rider Cliff Berry.

“She loves to go head and head,” said Whited. “It doesn’t intimidate her at all. That’s the way she likes to run and when you ask her to respond she responds. But she is pretty versatile. She has speed, but she can sit behind, whatever comes up.”

All About Allie’s other career stakes win came in the $50,000 E.L. Gaylord at Remington Park in October, when she stalked the pace and went on to a four-length win. She races for Sanders Brothers, and will break from post 3 in a field of eight on Sunday.

Others in the field include Cathywithac, Storming Suzy, and Sharik, the respective first-, second- and fourth-place finishers in an allowance prep for the female division of the $50,000 Arkansas Breeders’ that did not fill for Saturday.

Whited will also be represented in the Arkansas Breeders’ with Rattlesnake Holler, who closed fast to win his maiden in the $50,000 Rainbow at six furlongs in his last start Feb. 26.

“I really think the two turns will suit him,” Whited said. “I don’t know if he’s seasoned enough. I think he is – I know two turns suits his pedigree, his demeanor. I’m anxious to see how he runs.”

Eddie Razo has the mount on Rattlesnake Holler, who like All About Allie races for Sanders Brothers. Rattlesnake Holler, who will break from post 7, owns the best last-race Beyer Figure in the race, a 70.

The nine-horse field also includes Ain’t He a Pistol, a 9-year-old who has earned more than $250,000.