Pletcher's KY Oaks Fillies to Work April 27
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 4/24/2013 2:48:08 PM
Last Updated: 4/26/2013 2:24:29 PM

Trainer Todd Pletcher's quartet of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contenders, Dreaming of Julia, Princess of Sylmar, Silsita, and Unlimited Budget, galloped at Churchill Downs the morning of April 24.

Dreaming of Julia, Princess of Sylmar, and Silsita went out prior to the morning renovation break, while Unlimited Budget galloped during the special Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Oaks training window at 8:30 a.m.

The four fillies are all scheduled to work under the Twin Spires April 27.

Other Kentucky Oaks news for April 24 is as follows:

•    Magdalena Racing's Pure Fun, back at Churchill Downs where she romped to a 9 1/4-length victory in a one-mile allowance-optional claiming event in November, galloped 1 1/2 miles after the renovation break under exercise rider Jose Cano. Pure Fun, who will be ridden in the Oaks by Julien Leparoux, arrived April 23 at Churchill from Keeneland, where she ran seventh against males in the April 20 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III).

•    Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centrofanti's Rose to Gold galloped 1 1/2 miles after the renovation break under Denis Roberson. Rose to Gold is scheduled to work April 21 with jockey Calvin Borel aboard.

•    Naveed Chowhan's Seaneen Girl did not have the best of mornings for trainer Bernie Flint.

"It was probably my fault," said Flint in a release. "She is a fresh filly and wants to do something and there is nothing wrong with that. I like that," Flint said. "But we were trying to beat the rain. The reins were wet and she ran off with the boy. She was timed in 1:06 and 1/5 (for five furlongs)."

Flint said he would try for another work in a few days.

"I want to let this weather get out of here and give her a couple of days and then work," Flint said.

Seaneen Girl began her career in Canada and closed her juvenile campaign with a victory in the Golden Rod (gr. II) at Churchill last fall. She then ran third behind probable Oaks rivals Unlimited Budget and Flashy Gray in the March 30 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) in her 3-year-old debut.

Flint has not confirmed a rider for the Oaks.



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