01/30/2017 4:46PM

Valadorna points to Rachel Alexandra Stakes

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Valadorna, who was a close, closing second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies in November, won her 3-year-old debut in the fifth race last Friday at Fair Grounds. The odds-on favorite in a first-level allowance, Valadorna was slow into the race from post 1 and was last under Julien Leparoux for much of the trip. Leparoux swung her wide at the three-sixteenths pole, and Valadorna swept on to victory.

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