Alice Bamford and Michael Tabor’s Harvest Moon and Paul and Karen Eggert’s Ollie’s Candy, two pre-entrants for next Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1), put in their final works for the 1 1/8-mile main track test.
With jockey Flavien Prat aboard, Harvest Moon worked 5 furlongs in 1:01 in company shortly after the track opened for training at 6 a.m.
“Flavien was very, very happy (with the work). I got her in a minute and four-fifths,” said trainer Simon Callaghan, who arrived in Lexington Wednesday night from his Southern California base, a few days after Harvest Moon arrived. “She has settled in nicely and it looks like she handled the track well.”
Currently housed in the Calumet Farm training barn, Harvest Moon will make the short trip of less than a half-mile south on Rice Road to the Breeders’ Cup barns on Tuesday.
Ollie’s Candy, second here Oct. 4 in the Juddmonte Spinster (G1), worked 6 furlongs in 1:11 in company under Juan Leyva, assistant to trainer John Sadler.
“I talked with John last night and he said she needed a good work,” Levya said of Ollie’s Candy, who had worked a bullet 5 furlongs in :59 Oct. 24. “It was a little quick, but she did it well.”