Martin Racing Stable and Dan Morgan’s Jody Slew
was considered “unlikely” for Friday’s Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks
Saturday morning due to days of missed training after being cast in her stall
last week, was doing much better Sunday morning during training hours and was
entered in Friday’s main event of the season for 3-year-old fillies.
“She jogged a mile and galloped a mile this morning and
looked good doing it,” said trainer Bret Calhoun shortly after her
Sunday training. “She looked very happy out there, so we’ll continue to take it
day-by-day this week and not make any decisions (on the Fair Grounds Oaks
start) until we have to. But her performance today was very encouraging for us.”
Should Jody Slew run in the Fair Grounds Oaks and win it,
she would become the first filly in Fair Grounds history to sweep all three
legs of the Crescent City oval’s series for 3-year-old members of the distaff
set, after winning the $75,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes here Jan. 23 and then coming
back to capture the Grade III Silverbulletday Stakes Feb. 20.