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 over the sealed track after the renovation break for trainer Bill
was on Close Hatches and Penny Gardiner was on Flashy Gray.
OF JULIA / PRINCESS OF SYLMAR / SILSITA / UNLIMITED BUDGET – Trainer Todd
Pletcher’s quartet of Kentucky Oaks contenders galloped at Churchill Downs
on Wednesday morning.
(No. 4), Princess of Sylmar (No. 7) and Silsita (No. 10) went out
prior to the morning renovation break and Unlimited Budget (No. 3)
galloped during the special Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks training window at
four fillies are scheduled to work Saturday.
LUCKY – Karl Watson,
Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman’s Midnight Lucky (No. 8) jogged
under exercise rider Jorge Alvarez early Wednesday morning before the
Magdalena Racing’s Pure Fun (No. 11), back at Churchill Downs where she
romped to a 9 ¼-length victory last November, galloped 1 ½ miles after the
renovation break under exercise rider Jose Cano.
Fun, who will be ridden in the Oaks by Julien Leparoux, arrived Tuesday
at Churchill Downs from Keeneland, where she had run seventh on Saturday in the
TO GOLD –
Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centrofanti’s Rose to Gold (No. 2)
galloped 1 ½ miles after the renovation break under Denis Roberson.
to Gold is scheduled to work Friday with Calvin Borel slated to be
GIRL – Naveed Chowhan’s
Seaneen Girl (No. 10) did not have the best of mornings for trainer Bernie
was probably my fault. She is a fresh filly and wants to do something and there
is nothing wrong with that. I like that,” Flint said. “But we were trying to
beat the rain. The reins were wet and she ran off with the boy. She was timed
in 1:06 and 1 (for five furlongs).”
said he would try for another work in a few days.
want to let this weather get out of here and give her a couple of days and then
work,” Flint said.
Girl, who began her career in Canada, won the Golden Rod (GII) here last fall
to close out 2012 and then ran third behind probable Oaks rivals Unlimited
Budget and Flashy Gray in the Fair Grounds Oaks (GII) in her first
start of 2013.
has not confirmed a rider for the Oaks.