All In Stable’s Willcox Inn, third in the Grade
II Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Churchill Downs and third in the Grade
I Breeders’ Futurity over Keeneland’s Polytrack before that, returned to
the work tab Friday morning at Fair Grounds, going three furlongs in 37.20.
“That was his first work this morning, so I’m not really
committing to anything right now – turf or dirt – for his first start,” said
trainer Mike Stidham shortly after the move. “If we decide it’s going to
be on grass, the ($60,000) Mardi Gras Stakes (at about 7 1/2 furlongs over the
Stall-Wilson turf course March 8) might be a good spot for him.”
Stidham also indicated that Prime Equestrian’s Flash
Mash, winner of her local bow by more than 10 lengths Nov. 27 before
disappointing in Delta’s $200,000 My Trusty Cat Stakes Jan. 14, might be
pointed for the $60,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes at six furlongs Feb. 5, although
those plans were far from definite.
APART BEING POINTED FOR MINESHAFT HANDICAP
Al Stall Jr. indicated Friday morning that Adele Dilschneider’s Grade
III Super Derby winner Apart remained on track for a start in the Grade
III Mineshaft Handicap on Feb. 19 at Fair Grounds.
Stall breezed Adele Dilschneider’s Might four
furlongs in 48.80 Friday morning. Might is an unstarted full sister to
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Blame.
CHAMBERLAIN BRIDGE BREEZES TOWARD COLONEL POWER
Moore’s Chamberlain Bridge, winner of the Grade II Breeders’ Cup Turf
Sprint Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs, breezed five furlongs in 1:03 flat Friday
morning for trainer Bret Calhoun in preparation for the $60,000 Colonel
Power Stakes here on Feb. 19.