Adele Dilschneider’s Terrain, runner-up in last fall’s Lane’s End Breeders’ Futurity (gr. I), is scheduled for a five-furlong work on April 4 at Keeneland in preparation for the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) according to trainer Al Stall Jr .
“That’s the plan right now and he’ll work in company,” Stall said of Terrain, who had worked a half-mile in :48 in company last week.
A winner of three of seven career starts, Terrain made his 2009 debut in the March 14 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) in which he finished third behind Friesan Fire
. Julien Leparoux, who rode Terrain for the first time in the Louisiana Derby, is slated for the mount in the April 11 Blue Grass.
Under exercise rider Keith Harris, Terrain galloped a mile and a half on the main track April 2.
Among the other Toyota Blue Grass hopefuls on the track April 2 were Charitable Man
, who galloped a mile and a half under exercise rider Pat Correa, and Cliffy's Future
galloped the same distance with trainer Darrin Miller up. Charitable Man is tentatively slated to work on April 5 and Cliffy’s Future early next week.
Barclay Tagg said Elizabeth J. Valando's homebred Hello Broadway
would make his next start at Keeneland either in an allowance race or in the Blue Grass.
“There's an allowance race on the 10th that I'm going to run him in,” said Tagg. “If that doesn't go, I might run in the Blue Grass, but I'm not sure yet. I'd like to run him in an allowance race and try to get a little easier spot for him to give him some confidence back. He's just had a couple of bad races; I don't think they were his fault, but he's had a couple of bad races. If (the Blue Grass is) a real, real tough race, I probably won't go in it.”
A half-brother to 2007 Wood Memorial (gr. I) winner Nobiz Like Shobiz
, Hello Broadway has one win in five starts in his career. The Broken Vow
colt ran second in both the Hutcheson (gr. II) at Gulfstream in January and the Nashua (gr. III) at Aqueduct last November. He was seventh in his most recent race, the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) on March 14.