Belle just beautiful in Dahlia!

Godolphin’s Hallie Belle bounced back to form with a gutsy winning display in the $100,000 Dahlia Stakes at Laurel Park Saturday.

Given a patient and expertly executed ride by Sheldon Russell, Hallie Belle was produced down the stretch to snag the race by a short nose at the wire, bringing her stake-race scorecard to two.

Hallie Belle won last December’s Pago Hop Stakes at Fair Grounds, only to disappoint in the subsequent Albert M. Stall Memorial. But this was a rallying return to form for the four-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, and she clearly has much more to deliver in her career.

So, watch this space!

And now, here’s a look at the stable’s entries this week:

Thursday

Hawthorne
Charged – Race 1, Allowance Optional Claiming $25,000
Sweetbaby – Race 1, Allowance Optional Claiming $25,000

Keeneland
Sparticle – Race 8, Maiden Claiming

Friday

Tampa Bay
Meilleur – Race 5, Starter Optional Claiming

Keeneland
Tizaprincessa – Race 5, Maiden Special Weight

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