Frank Calabrese’s undefeated 3-year-old homebred filly Dreaming of Anna took another step toward her much-anticipated 2007 debut when the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. 1) winner worked a bullet five furlongs in 1:00 flat at Palm Meadows Wednesday morning.
Trainer Wayne Catalano has indicated that one option under consideration for the Rahy filly’s return is the $100,000 Gaily Gaily Stakes to be run at 1 1/16 miles on turf at Gulfstream Park Feb. 25. Her major goal in the spring the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) on the main track at Churchill Downs on May 4.
Centennial Farm’s 4-year-old colt Corinthian continues to work toward his return to competition for trainer Jimmy Jerkens, posting a solid six furlongs in 1:13 Wednesday morning at Palm Meadows. The chestnut colt by Pulpit burst on the national scene at Gulfstream early last year when he finished first in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) in early March with heavily favored First Samurai second.
However, Corinthian was disqualified for interference in the stretch and injury sent him to the sidelines while training for his next start. In his only outing since the Fountain of Youth, Corinthian finished a dull third as the odds-on choice in a Saratoga allowance July 29.
Prominent on the work tab at Gulfstream Wednesday morning were John Murphy Sr.’s 3-year-old colt Adore the Gold, who drilled a bullet five furlongs in :58 4/5, and Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s 4-year-old filly Precious Kitten, who went an easy five-eighths in 1:02 flat.
Adore the Gold is a Kentucky homebred colt by Murphy’s handicap star Formal Gold and has won three of four career starts for trainer Michael Gorham, capturing the H. Stewart Mitchell Stakes at Laurel Park by four lengths on Dec. 2 going seven furlongs. Gorham has not revealed any immediate plans for Adore the Gold.
Precious Kitten is a Kentucky homebred daughter of Catenius and half-sister to the Ramseys’ Eclipse champion turf runner Kitten’s Joy. Precious Kitten won the Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 18 last out in her first start for trainer Bobby Frankel after being transferred from trainer Dale Romans.