Winter Memories, 2-for-2 this year including the Grade 2 Sands Point on May
30, will breeze Sunday morning as she continues to prep for the Grade 2 Lake
George at 1 1/16 miles over Saratoga Race Course’s turf course on Wednesday,
Trainer Jimmy Toner said he is pleased
with the way the strapping daughter of El Prado is progressing as her
3-year-old campaign continues. Following the Lake George, Toner has penciled in
the Grade 2 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid on August 21 at Saratoga and the Grade
1 Garden City on September 18 at Belmont Park, all leading up to the Grade 1
Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland Race Course.
“She’s matured even since her last
race,” said Toner, who also trained the filly’s mother, Memories of Silver. “I
see her getting bigger and stronger and continuing to develop.”
Sunday’s breeze will be Winter
Memories’ fourth since the Sands Point, and Toner hopes to get in another work
before departing for Saratoga next weekend.
“I’m not sure when we’re going; if
we can work here on Sunday, I might do that,” he said.