SPELL – Calumet Farm’s
Broken Spell (No. 13) was ruled out of the Kentucky Oaks Tuesday morning
by trainer D. Wayne Lukas.
is going to go in the turf race,” Lukas said, referring to the Edgewood
Presented by Forcht Bank to be run May 3. “We think she is better on grass and
the Oaks is a damned tough race.”
preparation for the Edgewood, Broken Spell worked a half-mile on the main track
Tuesday in :50.40 under Edvin Vargas. She recorded fractions of :12.40,
:24.60 and :37.20 and galloped out five furlongs in 1:05.20.
HATCHES/FLASHY GRAY – Juddmonte
Farms’ Close Hatches (No. 5) and West Point Thoroughbreds and Tom
Keithley’s Flashy Gray (No. 6) visited the paddock and then galloped
after the morning renovation break for trainer Bill Mott.
Trout was aboard the
undefeated Close Hatches and Penny Gardiner was on Flashy Gray, who
broke her maiden here last fall by 10 ½ lengths.
said Flashy Gray likely would work Saturday if the weather cooperates and Close
Hatches is slated for her second Churchill Downs work on Sunday.
OF JULIA / PRINCESS OF SYLMAR / SILSITA / UNLIMITED BUDGET – Prior to the renovation break,
Gazelle (GII) runner-up Princess of Sylmar (No. 7) galloped around the
Churchill Downs track under exercise rider Obed Perez.
the renovation break, during the 15-minute period reserved for Kentucky Derby
and Kentucky Oaks contenders, undefeated Fair Grounds Oaks (GII) winner Unlimited
Budget (No. 2), Gulfstream Oaks (GII) winner Dreaming of Julia (No.
4) and Bourbonette Oaks (GIII) winner Silsita (No. 10) galloped under
the Twin Spires.
Budget galloped under Patti Krotenko, Dreaming of Julia was guided by Humberto
Zamora and Silsita was under Nick Bush.
LUCKY – Karl Watson,
Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman’s Midnight Lucky (No. 9) came
out of her six-furlong work of 1:12 on Monday in good order according to Jim
Barnes, assistant to trainer Bob Baffert.
(No. 8), owned by the
same partnership, galloped 1 3/8 miles under Peter Hutton before the
FUN – Magdalena
Racing’s Pure Fun galloped Tuesday morning at Keeneland was
scheduled to leave the Lexington track shortly after noon for the van ride to
Ken McPeek said Pure Fun, seventh against males in Saturday’s Coolmore
Lexington (GIII), would be on the track here Wednesday. McPeek said that Julien
Leparoux would have the mount in the Oaks.
TO GOLD – Kathleen
Amaya and Raffaele Centrofanti’s Rose to Gold (No. 2) galloped 1 ½
miles under Denis Roberson on her first day back to the track since
working a half-mile in :48.20 on Saturday.
who began galloping Rose to Gold at Oaklawn Park this winter, said trainer Sal
Santoro would not be here until possibly next week.
was supposed to be here yesterday, but he got delayed in Florida,” said
Roberson, who has horses of his own stabled at the nearby Trackside Training
Center. “She was in my barn at Oaklawn and I started getting on her to
help them out.
there, she’d gallop a mile and a half a day and would walk the day before she’d
work, but last week galloped on Friday before working with Calvin (Borel)
on Saturday. She will probably work again Saturday with Calvin and follow the
GIRL – Naveed Chowhan’s
Seaneen Girl (No. 11) galloped 1 ½ miles after the renovation break with
exercise rider Rocky Seely up for trainer Bernie Flint.