Trainer Wayne Catalano toyed with the idea of supplementing Breeders’
Cup winner Stephanie’s Kitten to Sunday’s $150,000
Herecomesthebridestakes, but in the end, he opted to work her over the
local turf course instead and will await a more lucrative spot for her
3-year-old debut. Catalano said Stephanie’s Kitten would likely begin
her campaign in the Grade 1, $500,000 Ashland at Keeneland on April 7.
Kitten, a homebred daughter of Kitten’s Joy owned by Ken and Sarah
Ramsey, has not started since winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies
Turf. She has been working steadily and at times spectacularly over the
local course, where she breezed an easy six furlongs in 1:17 and change
“I thought for a minute about running her in the stakes on Sunday and then I thought again,” Catalano said.