Martin Racing Stable and Dan Morgan’s Jody Slew, considered unlikely for the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) on March 26 due to missed training after being cast in her stall last week, was entered by trainer Bret Calhoun after all.
Calhoun reported March 21 that Jody Slew was doing much better so he decided to enter her for the main event of the season for 3-year-old fillies.
“She jogged a mile and galloped a mile this morning and looked good doing it,” said Calhoun shortly after her training. “She looked very happy out there, so we’ll continue to take it day-by-day this week and not make any decisions (on the Fair Grounds Oaks start) until we have to. But her performance today was very encouraging for us.”
Should Jody Slew run in the 1 1/16-mile Fair Grounds Oaks and win it, she would become the first filly in Fair Grounds history to sweep all three legs of the Crescent City oval’s series for 3-year-old females. The daughter of Slew City Slew won the $75,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes Jan. 23 and returned to capture the Silverbulletday Stakes (gr. III) by a nose over Quiet Temper Feb. 20.
Owned by Martin Racing Stable and Dan Morgan, Jody Slew broke her maiden at Ellis Park last summer, then followed with an allowance victory at River Downs the following month. She was stakes placed twice later in her juvenile season before opening her 3-year-old campaign with a win in the Tiffany Lass.
Jody Slew was bred in Kentucky by Brandywine Farm. She is out of the Housebuster mare Trustbuster. The bay filly has earned $185,179 from nine starts.