Class Above Sharp in Oaks Workout
Updated: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 5:16 PM
Edited from Kentucky Derby/Oaks team notes
Posted: Monday, April 26, 2004 1:57 PM
Padua Stables' Class Above, winner of the Bourbonette Stakes at Turfway Park on March 20, tuned up for her engagement in Friday's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) with a sharp half-mile in :47:40 Monday under Dana Barnes.
"She worked awesome," said trainer Bob Baffert. "The track this morning was the best its been and I feel good about the way she's doing."
Class Above, a daughter of Quiet American
, galloped out five furlongs in 1:00.60. She was equipped with blinkers for the workout.
Baffert timed the filly in a slightly slower time of :48 flat and on out in 1:00.80.
Baffert's other hopeful for the Kentucky Oaks, Thomas Van Meter II's Victory U.S.A., jogged after visiting the starting gate for a schooling session. The Victory Gallop
. filly was an easy winner of the Stonerside Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) over Eclipse Award champion Halfbridled April 8.
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