Roses in May, Dynever Turn in Final Works for Breeders' Cup
Updated: Saturday, October 23, 2004 4:07 PM
Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2004 12:53 PM
Photo: Lone Star Park
Roses in May, breezing at Lone Star Park Saturday.
After a rainstorm Friday afternoon, temparatures had cooled to the low 60s and skies were overcast Saturday morning at Lone Star Park as two contenders for the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) put in their final workouts.
Kenneth and Sarah L. Ramsey's Roses in May went to track shortly after the track renovation break and breezed five furlongs in 1:01 1/5. Exercise rider Faustino Orantes was aboard. Trainer Dale Romans said the son of Devil His Due
galloped out seven furlongs in "1:27 and change."
"I'm glad that is over; that was the last hurdle for him," Romans said. "I thought he went great. It was a super work."
Roses in May comes into the Breeders' Cup with a five-race win streak, including victories in the Whitney Handicap (gr. I) and Kentucky Cup Handicap (gr. II). The 4-year-old colt has won seven of 10 starts and earned $995,187.
Not long after Roses in May's workout, Catherine Wills and Peter Karches' Dynever breezed a half-mile in :48 3/5.
"I am very happy with him," said Christophe Lorieul, assistant to trainer Christophe Clement who was aboard for the breeze. "He had an easy half-mile work. He is dead fit."
Lorieul noted that the son of Dynaformer
did not need a stiff work before the Breeders' Cup since he last raced Oct. 8, finishing second to Balto Star in the Meadowlands Breeders' Cup (gr. II).
Dynever has four wins in 14 starts, with earnings of $1,388,714.
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