Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) winner Crisp worked the fastest time of the morning for six furlongs as four fillies being pointed toward the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) worked over a sloppy track at Churchill Downs on April 23.
The fillies and their respective workout times were Ailalea, five furlongs, 1:00.00; Crisp, six furlongs, 1:14.60; Jody Slew, four furlongs, :48.40; and Quiet Temper, five furlongs, 1:03.60.
Crisp, a daughter of El Corredor trained by John Sadler for Michael Talla, worked in company with Mona de Momma, with fractional times of :12.80, :25.60, :38.00 and :50.20 through a half mile. Her final time of 1:14.60 was the best of seven horses working that distance as she galloped out seven furlongs in 1:28.40.
A $160,000 Keeneland September yearling sale purchase, Crisp has won three of five starts and earned $252,120. In addition to a game neck victory in the Santa Anita Oaks, the filly also won the Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III).
Quiet Temper, the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) winner trained by Dale Romans for owner Mark Stanley, breezed five furlongs in 1:03.60 with jockey Robby Albarado aboard. The Quiet American filly was timed in fractions of :13.40, :26.80, :39.00, and :51.60. She galloped out six furlongs in 1:16.60.
In addition to the Fair Grounds Oaks, Quiet Temper won the Boyd Gaming’s Delta Princess Stakes Powered by Youbet.com and finished second in the Silverbulletday Stakes. She has won three of eight lifetime starts and boasts career earnings of $567,300.
Starlight Partners’ Ailalea’s time of 1:00 flat for five-eighths of a mile was the second fastest of the day among 21 working the distance. Working in company of Colizeo, who dumped the rider following the work, Ailalea had fractional times of :12.40, :24.40, :36.40, and :48.00. The Pulpit filly’s gallop out time of 1:14 for six furlongs was faster than Crisp’s six furlong work of 1:14.60, the fastest of the day.
Trained by Todd Pletcher, Ailalea is a $340,000 Keeneland September yearling who has two wins in six starts, with earnings of $104,300. Her best win to date came in the Tempted Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct last November.
A daughter of Slew City Slew trained by Bret Calhoun for Martin racing Stable and Dan Morgan, Jody Slew worked four furlongs in :48.40, with splits of :12.20, :24.40, and :36.20. She galloped out five furlongs in 1:01.20.
From 10 starts, Jody Slew has four wins and three thirds, with earnings of $188,179. As a 2-year-old, Jody Slew was multiple stakes-placed and this year she has won the Silverbulletday Stakes (gr. III) and Tiffany Lass Stakes, both at Fair Grounds. The filly is another Oaks contender that graduated from the Keeneland September yearling sale, fetching a final bid of $9,500.