Gatorize in Sunday 'Maintenance Work'
Sarum Farm's homebred filly Gatorize breezed five furlongs at Churchill Downs in 1:02 2/5 Sunday, Oct. 29, in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).The 2-year-old daughter of Exploit trained by Helen Pitts "went well" in what her trainer described as a maintenance work. "She has been doing everything we have asked of her," Pitts said of the filly's preparation for the Juvenile Fillies.After breaking her maiden in her career debut at Ellis Park, Gatorize won an optional claimer under allowance conditions at Turfway Park. She then finished fifth in the Alcibiades (gr. II) at Keeneland.In another Juvenile Fillies development, Cohiba Miss, who is second on the preference list that will be used should any of the top 14 horses in the race defect, was scratched out of the Pocahontas Stakes (gr. III) on the Churchill opening day card Sunday.Mike Rutherford's Cat Thief filly worked five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 Sunday.