Renaissance Lady Works after Oak Leaf Debacle

Robert and Beverly Lewis' multiple stakes-placed Renaissance Lady, who was eased in the Sept. 28 Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. II) in her last start, worked five furlongs in :59 4/5 over Santa Anita's fast main track Saturday morning in preparation for what will likely be her next start in the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).

The chestnut daughter of A.P. Indy had exercise rider C.T. Lang in the irons for the move, which was the sixth fastest of 31 who went five-eighths on the day.

"She worked extremely well today," said trainer D. Wayne Lukas' assistant, Greg Falk. "I'm still not exactly sure what happened in her last race or why she was pulled up, but I do know she'll run better next time."

Renaissance Lady, who broke her maiden at first asking at Keeneland back in April, has finished second in four of her seven career starts – all stakes – and was behind stablemate Be Gentle in the Debutante Stakes (gr. III) in July and Class Above in the Kentucky Cup Juvenile Fillies. Her career bankroll now stands at $107,350.

According to Falk, other Lukas trainees being considered for the Breeders' Cup include recent Alcibiades Stakes (gr. II) winner Be Gentle and Cavonnier Stakes hero Race For Glory, both of whom have arrived in California to begin their final preparations.

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