Jordy Y to be Pre-Entered in Two Races
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 10/25/2010 2:00:15 PM
Last Updated: 10/26/2010 11:38:06 AM

Darrell and Evelyn Yates’ Jordy Y worked for the first time since she finished third in the Darley Alcibiades (gr. I) at Keeneland Oct. 8, breezing over the Keeneland turf course on Oct. 25 with Larry Melancon aboard. Clockers caught the 2-year-old Congrats   filly in a time of 1:01 2/5 for five furlongs around the dogs. The turf course, which received a small amount of rain overnight, was listed as good.

"(Melancon) really liked the way she went. She handled the turf good," said trainer Wayne Catalano. "She finished up good."

Jordy Y will be pre-entered today in the Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT).

"We’re not leaning anywhere," Catalano said. "We’re going to cross-enter; that was the plan the whole way. We wanted to get the workout over here because they’re calling for rain in Louisville so we didn’t want to get caught over there where we can’t work on a muddy racetrack. We’ll knock it out right here, get the turf underneath our feet and see where we’re at. She looks good on it."

Catalano, who currently is tied with Ken McPeek atop the list of Keeneland fall meeting’s leading trainers with eight wins, also trains Gary and Mary West’s grade III winner Major Gain, who was fifth in the Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity (gr. I). Last Thursday, Oct. 21, the 2-year-old More Than Ready colt worked five furlongs on the Keeneland turf course in 1:02 1/5.

Catalano said the pair possibly would ship to Churchill Downs this week.

 



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