With exercise rider Edwin Orozco up, C R K Stable’s Switch worked five furlongs over a fast track Monday morning in 1:01.20 for trainer John Sadler.
The first horse to work after the renovation break, Switch posted
fractions of :12, :24.60, :36.80 and galloped out six furlongs 1:14.40.
“That was a nice work for her,” said Sadler, who left Switch in
Kentucky after she ran third in the six-furlong Grade II Thoroughbred
Club of America at Keeneland on Oct. 8. “She looks good and bright and
she shipped well over here (last week). (Trainer) Mike (Stidham) had a video of her last work at Keeneland (a :47.40 half-mile breeze on Oct. 18), so I got to watch that work.”
Switch finished second in last year’s seven-furlong Sentient Jet
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (GI), but Sadler left the door
open after the work Monday for a possible run in the 1 1/8-mile
Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (GI).
"I am going to talk to the owners (Lee and Susan Searing) and we may cross-enter in the Ladies’ Classic as well as the Sprint,” Sadler said.
A two-time Grade I winner at seven furlongs in her past two starts at the distance, Switch returned to sprinting in the TCA.
“The Keeneland race was a little short for her, but it was a good
race,” Sadler said. “She made her run, but she just couldn’t get there.
She was wide and the track was kind of speed favoring that day.”
Switch has run twice at the Ladies’ Classic distance this year, finishing second to Miss Match by a head in the Santa Margarita (GI) at Santa Anita and second to Blind Luck by a half-length in the Vanity (GI) at Hollywood Park.