Under the watchful eyes of owner Frank Calabrese and trainer Wayne Catalano, stable stars Dreaming of Anna and Dreaming of Liz put in maintenance works over the Polytrack surface at Arlington Park Sept. 20, four days after the suburban Chicago track ended its 2007 season.
Dreaming of Anna was first to work, hitting the track at 8:30 a.m. The 3-year-old daughter of Rahy breezed five furlongs in 1:00.20 under jockey Eusebio Razo Jr. Twenty minutes later, Dreaming of Liz was timed by Arlington Park clockers in 1:01.40 for same distance, also with Razo in the irons.
“Both fillies worked well,” said Catalano, shortly after Dreaming of Liz completed her work. “They both came out of their last races well. I was going to work them both yesterday but I decided to wait until this morning since it was a cooler day. It was just a maintenance work today. I gave them five-eighths instead of a half-mile since they are both going long in their next starts.”
Dreaming of Anna, the Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old filly of 2006 who won Arlington’s Sept. 8 Pucker Up Stakes (gr. III) in her last start, is slated to start next in the Oct. 13 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. I) at 1 1/8-miles on the turf at Keeneland.
Dreaming of Liz, a 2-year-old daughter of El Prado, won the Sept. 8 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes (gr. III) over a one-turn mile and is expected to run next in the Oct. 5 Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. II) on the opening day of the Keeneland meet. The 1 1/16 mile Alciabiades will be Dreaming of Liz’s first attempt over two turns.
Both fillies will remain stabled at Arlington until Sept. 26, when the barn area closes for the season, and will ship directly to Keeneland.