Pletcher Juveniles Chapel Royal, Ashado Work
Trainer Todd Pletcher had some of his best juveniles out on the track for workouts Sunday morning, including Chapel Royal, Ashado and Limehouse.Chapel Royal, who suffered his first defeat in Hopeful (gr. I) at Saratoga, went five furlongs in 1:00 2/5. He had previously won the Flash (gr. III) and Sanford (gr. II) and will make his next start in the $500,000 Champagne (gr. I) at 1 1/16 mile Oct. 4."He didn't run a bad race in the Hopeful, he just didn't run as well as we expected him to," Pletcher said. "He's trained well since then, so we'll just lead him over there and try again."Undefeated Ashado, winner of the Spinaway (gr. I) at Saratoga in her last start, worked five furlongs in 1:02. Her next start will be the $500,000 Frizette (gr. I) at 1 1/16 mile on Oct. 4."She's actually training better here than she was at Saratoga," Pletcher said. "She's never really been an impressive horse in the mornings, she just kind of does what she has to do. I've liked both her breezes since coming back to Belmont."Pletcher expects Three Chimneys and Bashford Manor (gr. III) winner Limehouse, who worked five furlongs in 1:02, to go to Keeneland for the $400,000 Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. II) at 1 1/16 mile on Oct. 4.
Date Posted: 9/21/2003 4:12:12 PM
Last Updated: 9/21/2003 4:16:52 PM
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