Photo: Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography
Winchell Thoroughbreds' Untapable
of the Fair Grounds Oaks (GII) and Silverbulletday (GIII) at Fair
Grounds, returned to the track on Tuesday and galloped 1 1/8 miles over a
fast surface under exercise rider Angel Garcia.
Asmussen-trained daughter of Tapit worked five furlongs on Sunday under
jockey Rosie Napravnik, who will ride Untapable in the Longines Kentucky
Oaks. She walked under Asmussen's shedrow on Monday.
Asmussen confirmed that Gillian S. Campbell, Ralph Staver, Shelly
Staver, Dan Clark and Greg Skoda's Euphrosyne
would not be entered in
the Kentucky Oaks. Asmussen said the daughter of Harlan's Holiday would
be pointed to the Black-Eyed Susan (GII) at Pimlico on Friday, May 16.
was declared the winner of the Honeybee (GIII) at Oaklawn Park on March
8 via the disqualification of Kentucky Oaks contender Sugar Shock. She
finished third to that rival in her most recent start in the Fantasy
(GIII) at Oaklawn Park.SUGAR SHOCK
(No. 2) - On Cloud Nine LLC's
Sugar Shock galloped 1 ½ miles after the morning renovation break with
exercise rider Seth VanDyke up for trainer Doug Anderson.
Borel, who won the 2009 Kentucky Oaks on Rachel Alexandra, will have the
Oaks mount and is scheduled to be aboard Sugar Shock for a breeze
(tie-No. 4)/MY MISS SOPHIA
(tie-No. 4)/GOT LUCKY
(No. 8) - Mathis Stable's My Miss Sophia and Hill 'n' Dale Equine
Holdings and Philip Steinberg's Got Lucky galloped after the morning
renovation break for trainer Todd Pletcher.
Amy Mulen was aboard Got Lucky, while Humberto Zamora partnered My Miss Sophia.
and Frere's In Tune was scheduled to arrive at the Pletcher barn early
Tuesday afternoon after a flight from South Florida.
(No. 6) - Landaluce Educe Stables' Rosalind, dead-heat winner of the
Ashland (GI) at Keeneland in her most recent start, arrived at Churchill
Downs in good form Monday and galloped after the renovation break with
exercise rider Danny Ramsey Tuesday morning for trainer Kenny McPeek.ROOM
(No. 7)/AURELIA'S BELLE
(No. 9) - Trainer Wayne Catalano liked
the looks Tuesday morning of his two Kentucky Oaks hopefuls, Room
Service and Aurelia's Belle.
"They both went around twice and two-minute licked the last mile," Catalano said.
Exercise rider Calamity Compton was aboard both fillies.
Belle, owned by James Miller, won the Bourbonette Oaks (GIII) in her
most recent start. Gary and Mary West's Room Service was a dead-heat
winner in the Ashland (GI).
"They are going to work Thursday and then
we will make a decision on Room Service," Catalano said of the filly
who never has raced on dirt. "She seems to be handling this fine and she
did well on the dirt at Gulfstream."RIA ANTONIA
(No. 10) -
Christopher Dunn and Loooch Racing Stable's Ria Antonia galloped 1 ½
miles under exercise rider Jorge Alvarez after the renovation break
Tuesday's exercise was the first at the track for
the Bob Baffert trainee who arrived at Churchill Downs Monday afternoon
from her base in Southern California.KISS MOON
(No. 11) - Carl
Pollard's Kiss Moon exited a five-eighths work of Monday in good order
and walked the shedrow Tuesday morning according to Trisha Vance,
assistant to her father David Vance.FIFTYSHADESOFGOLD
(No. 12) -
The Estate of Clarence Scharbauer Jr.'s Fiftyshadesofgold galloped
before the morning renovation break under exercise rider Sara Escudero.
Trained by Bret Calhoun, Fiftyshadesofgold also has the $175,000-added Eight Belles (GIII) to be run May 2 as a possible target.
haven't named a rider because we are waiting to see if she goes in the
Oaks or the Eight Belles," said Tom Morgan, assistant to Calhoun.
Fiftyshadesofgold is scheduled to work Friday.UNBRIDLED
(No. 13) - Charles Fipke's Unbridled Forever, galloped after
the renovation break under exercise rider Pedro Velez for trainer Dallas
(No. 14) - With the withdrawal of
Euphrosyne from Kentucky Oaks (GI) consideration, Treadway Racing
Stable's Sweet Reason moved to No. 14 on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks
leaderboard and a spot in the May 2 starting gate.
"I am going to
discuss it with the owners," trainer Leah Gyarmati said of the filly who
is at Belmont Park. "We will see how she's doing and what her options
Sweet Reason finished third behind Oaks candidates My Miss
Sophia and Got Lucky in the Gazelle (GII) in her most recent start April
5. She has had one work since that race, a three-furlong breeze on
"She may better going one turn and there are races like the
Acorn (GI) and Test (GI) coming up," Gyarmati said. "She has had
excuses every time she has gone two turns.
"There was no pace in the
last race and in the Breeders' Cup, she was too far back early and moved
too soon and flattened out. If you are finding too many excuses for
races, maybe you are not running in the right spots.
"I think (the Oaks) is a better setup and there should be no pace issues there."THANK
(No. 15) - Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Thank You Marylou, third
in the Ashland (GI) at Keeneland on April 5 in her most recent start,
galloped at the nearby Trackside Training Center for trainer Mike Maker
with Joel Barrientos up. Thank You Marylou vanned to Churchill Downs
late Tuesday morning.EMPRESS OF MIDWAY
(No. 16) - Daniel
Kramer's Empress of Midway, who arrived here Monday from Southern
California, jogged after the morning renovation break under Humberto
Trained by Doug O'Neill, Empress of Midway is scheduled to
work Friday in preparation for the Eight Belles. However, according to
O'Neill assistant Jack Sisterson, the filly would go in the Oaks if she
made it into the race that is limited to 14 starters.
Empress of Midway finished in a dead heat for second in the Sunland Park Oaks in her most recent start.
- Eclipse Award winner She's a Tiger jogged on the main track
here Tuesday morning after the renovation break under Antonio Gutierrez
for trainer Jeff Bonde.
The filly is being pointed to the May 2 Eight Belles (GIII).
has been the plan all along to run in the Eight Belles and then the
Acorn (GI)," Bonde said. "She has not run for five months and I have no
interest in running a mile and an eighth first out."