Wild Fit Out of Oaks
Updated: Thursday, April 13, 2006 4:50 PM
Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 10:54 AM
Trainer Patrick Biancone said Wild Fit is out of consideration for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 5 at Churchill Downs due to a lung infection.
The trainer said the 3-year-old daughter of Wild Wonder
came out of her April 5 work, covering one mile in 1:42.80 at Turfway Park, with a high white blood cell count.
"A lung infection is really no big deal," Biancone said Tuesday morning. "She will get some time off and we will point to the summer races in New York. It's sad that she will miss the spring races but we will have her back."
Biancone conditions Wild Fit for the partnership of Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith who purchased her for $3 million at the 2005 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November mixed sale. The filly was previously conditioned by Jeff Mullins for a partnership of Florida pinhooker Murray Smith and Ron Brewer's Brewer Racing Stable.
Wild Fit will spend four weeks at Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. "The grass is good now, and the weather is lovely, so she will enjoy her break on the farm. Everything will be all right."
Wild Fit was the 8-1 second choice in the final Kentucky Oaks Future Wager.
The gray or roan filly finished second to champion 2-year-old filly Folklore in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Belmont Park last fall. Wild Fit and Folklore were the only two fillies nominated to both the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby (gr. I) this year. Both fillies are now sidelined for the May Classic races.
Wild Fit most recently finished third to Balance in the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I). In her first start of the season, she finished fifth, behind Balance, in the Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I).
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