Ipi Tombe Breezes at Churchill Downs
Updated: Thursday, May 8, 2003 4:04 PM
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2003 4:04 PM
South African champion Ipi Tombe, a dazzling winner over males in the Dubai Duty Free on the Dubai World Cup undercard, turned in her second U.S. breeze on Thursday for new trainer Elliott Walden.
Ipi Tombe breezed four furlongs over a "fast" track in :49.60, which ranked 30th of 54 moves at the distance. Exercise rider Louise Hatfield was aboard for the move.
Previously, the 5-year-old daughter of Manshood breezed five furlongs in :51.20 at Churchill Downs on April 29.
Ipi Tombe is now owned by a partnership that includes WinStar Farm, Team Valor and Sunmark Partners.
Walden was pleased with Thursday's work, but said he had no particular race in mind for Ipi Tombe's anticipated U.S. debut.
"I don't know yet," he said. "I'm still just trying to get a feel
Ipi Tombe, who was trained by Mike de Kock in South Africa, has won 11 of 13 career starts.
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