Fair Grounds Oaks (GII) winner Quiet Temper displayed her readiness
for the 136th running of the Kentucky Oaks (GI) on Friday, April 30
with a sizzling five-furlong work on Friday, April 16. Mark
Stanley’s daughter of Quiet American had jockey Robby Albarado in the
saddle as she covered the distance over a fast track in :59.60. The
move by the Dale Romans-trained filly was the fastest of 28 works at
“She was perfect – she couldn’t have gone any better,” said Romans.
“It was a maintenance work. She went pretty quick, but she did it easy
and well within herself.”
The Louisville-born Romans has not given up on a Kentucky Oaks bid
by Jerry Romans’ Sassy Image, the winner of Churchill Downs’ Pocahontas
(GIII) and Golden Rod GII) who has not run since a poor effort in the
Davona Dale (GII) at Gulfstream Park in on Feb. 27.
“She’s still in,” he said. “If we can get a breeze in her in the next few days, we’ll be good.”