Sensation Simply Sensational So Far for Hough
Updated: Saturday, August 20, 2005 2:05 PM
Posted: Friday, August 19, 2005 2:42 PM
Sensation, who has won both her starts by a combined 15 1/2 lengths, breezed five furlongs over the main Saratoga track Friday morning in 1:01 4/5 for trainer Stanley Hough.
Sensation, a daughter of Dixie Union
, won an allowance race earlier in the meet by 4 1/2 lengths. She is expected to meet the Todd Pletcher-trained India, a 12-length maiden winner at Saratoga July 28, in the Aug. 26 Spinaway (gr. II), going seven furlongs.
"The work went well and she went fine," Hough said. "The track was a little dead."
Sensation's winning debut came at 5 1/2 furlongs and she successfully stretched to six furlongs earlier in the meet. The Spinaway will mark her first attempt at seven furlongs.
"I don't think it will hurt her," said Hough of the Spinaway's distance. "The way she rated the other day, I think she'll stretchout."
Jockey Eibar Coa, aboard Sensation in her first two starts, has the mount in the Spinaway.
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