Zenyatta sizzled in a sharp
6-furlong workout in 1:12.40 Thursday morning at Hollywood
Park in her preparation for an attempt
to win her third straight Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar on Saturday, August 7.
his Hollywood Park barn, the always-understated
trainer John Shirreffs called it "a regular work," but did eventually
say it was "very nice."
the other hand, regular rider Mike Smith, who was aboard for the work, said,
"She worked dynamite. It was one of her best in a while. She did it
really, really well. I am very, very pleased."
worked in company with stablemates Sarbonne and Green Cat. Sarbonne supplied
the pace to the turn where Green Cat became the pacemaker. Green Cat was given
a time of 1:13. Sarbonne was not given a workout time.
Shirreffs confirmed that the Hirsch remains on
Zenyatta's schedule for a next start. The 6-year-old daughter of Street Cry,
owned by Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Moss, is 17-for-17 in her career and has won the
Eclipse Award in 2008 and 2009 as America's champion older female