Joyful Victory worked in the slop
at Churchill Downs on Sunday, uncorking a five furlong bullet in :59.20. The
move was best of twenty at the distance and she galloped out six panels in 1:13
and change. The work was accomplished in company with Payton d’Oro.
The Larry Jones trainee easily
captured both of her starts this year and has two solid five furlong moves
under the Twin Spires since romping in the Fantasy on April 10. She is the likely second betting choice in the Kentucky Oaks behind R Heat Lightning.
Her Smile, recently purchased by
Bobby Flay, galloped Saturday and breezed four furlongs in :50.40 at Churchill
on May 1 for Todd Pletcher. She worked in company with Ibboyee.