R Heat Lightning completed her
Kentucky Oaks preparations on Saturday with a good looking four furlong breeze
under the Twin Spires.
The likely Oaks favorite
completed her morning move in :48.20, which was 7th best of 60 works
at the distance. Saturday's breeze was her second drill at Churchill Downs and third overall
since easily winning the Gulfstream Oaks on April 2.
Other Oaks contenders works at
Churchill for Saturday: Kathmanblu (5f – 1:01.80), Lilacs And Lace (5f – 1:02.60),
Niji’s Grand Girl (5f – 1:02), Summer Soiree (4f - :48.80).
At Hollywood Park
on April 30, Zazu traveled seven furlongs in 1:24.40. Her last five works have
been getting progressively longer, starting at four furlongs on March 28 and
stretching to seven panels for her last two moves. She has not run since March
5 and needs her recent stamina building moves.
In other Oaks news, Arienza and
Delightful Mary will not run. The former might go in the seven furlong Eight
Belles on the Oaks undercard.