Strub Stakes (gr. II) winner Domestic Dispute worked five furlongs in 1:01 over the Santa Anita turf course Monday in preparation for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Lone Star Park on Oct. 30. Trainer Paddy Gallagher said the son of Unbridled's Song
would run in either the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) or the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) after being pre-entered in both races.
The 4-year-old chestnut was originally scheduled to run in the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge until he finished a well-beaten seventh in the Oct. 2 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I).
"It was a good work," Gallagher said of the colt's grass move. "He's in great shape right now. We've entered in both (Sprint and Mile) and we'll see what happens."
CRK Stables' Sprint candidate Our New Recruit, who won the Dubai Golden Shaheen (gr. I) and the Pirate's Bounty Handicap at Del Mar in his last two starts, went six furlongs in a bullet 1:13 on the main track for trainer John Sadler. The 5-year-old son of Alphabet Soup
also placed second in two other graded stakes this year.
Also working at Santa Anita Monday was Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) – Presented by Nextel candidate Island Fashion, who breezed three furlongs in :36 4/5 for trainer Marcelo Polanco.
"I'm happy," Polanco said. "She's doing very well right now."
The gray daughter of Petionville
, who won the Oct. 3 Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) in her last start, was pre-entered for the Distaff, Polanco said, with the final decision on who will ride the Everest Stables' homebred set to come in the next couple of days. Kerwin John rode Island Fashion in the Lady's Secret in what was the jockey's first career graded stakes victory.
Across town at Hollywood Park, Little Red Feather Racing's Mile hopeful Singletary, third by a head in the Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT) in his last start, worked a half-mile in :48 3/5 over a fast main track under regular exercise rider David Meah.
"He bounced out of that last race the best he's ever come out of a race," trainer Don Chatlos Jr. said. "Today he was absolutely breezing; (Meah) was standing up on him the whole way."
Chatlos indicated that Singletary, who won the San Francisco Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) earlier this year and finished second in the Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), will get his final pre-Breeders' Cup work on Sunday before shipping to Lone Star Park on the first Texas-bound plane the following Monday morning.
Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I) hero Kela, who will race next in the Sprint, went five furlongs in 1:00 4/5, also at Hollywood for trainer Mike Mitchell.
Distaff candidate Elloluv went the same distance in 1:00 for trainer Craig Dollase. The 4-year-old daughter of Gilded Time
, who finished second in the Distaff to Adoration a year ago, was third in the Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap in her last start.