Photo: Eclipse Sportswire - Steve Queen
Charles Fipke's Unbridled Forever
is scheduled to return to the work tab Friday morning, her first breeze
since finishing second in the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks at
Saratoga on July 20.
Dallas Stewart said the 3-year-old Unbridled's Song filly is still on
course for the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama on August 16. Winner of the
Silverbulletday at Fair Grounds in January, she ran third in the Grade 2
Fair Grounds Oaks, Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks and Grade 1 TVG Acorn prior to
the CCA Oaks.
doing very well," said Stewart. "She's put on weight since her race and
I'm very happy with that. She ran solid. I think a mile and a quarter
will be good for her. She's very healthy and she's training great."
On Saturday, Stewart expects to work Commanding Curve
for the first time since his fourth-place finish in the Grade 2,
$600,000 Jim Dandy on July 26. The Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on
August 23 remains the next target.
doing really well. The last two days have been really great for him,"
said Stewart. "He's eating well and taking the hard training good, just
what we like to see."
Meanwhile, Stewart is pondering a surface switch for Golden Soul,
the 2013 Kentucky Derby runner-up who most recently was last of eight
in a 1 1/8-mile entry-level allowance at Saratoga on July 26. Also owned
by Fipke, he is nominated to the $100,000 Alydar at nine furlongs on
the main track August 17.
trying to talk to Chuck [Fipke] about maybe getting him on the grass,"
said Stewart. "He's galloping on the grass over here [at the Oklahoma
training track]. He ran one time on the turf at Kentucky Downs but got
injured, so I think we should give him another shot. I have to talk to
Chuck to see what he thinks."