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Euphrosyne, Kiss Moon in Oaks Workouts

Longine Kentucky Oaks probables Euphrosyne and Kiss Moon breezed April 21.

Euphrosyne and Kiss Moonfillies aiming at the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I)went to the track at Churchill Downs April 21 and breezed in preparation for the May 2 filly counterpart to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

A daughter of Harlan's Holiday who has won or placed in all sever career starts, Euphrosyne worked outside a stablemate, breezing five furlongs in 1:02 1/5, with fractional splits of :13, :25 4/5, and :38 for three furlongs. The filly who finished second in Oaklawn Park's Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) before being elevated to first through disqualification galloped out six furlongs in 1:16 in her April 21 exercise regimen.

Euphrosyne, a Steve Asmussen-trained stablemate of probable Oaks favorite Untapable, comes into the Oaks off a third-place finish to Sugar Shack in the April 5 Fantasy Stakes (gr. III), also at Oaklawn.

Carl Pollard's homebred Kiss Moon, a Malibu Moon  filly trained by David Vance, worked five furlongs in 1:00 3/5, with fractional splits of :12 1/5, :24 1/5, and :36 2/5. She galloped out six furlongs in 1:13 4/5.

After winning her first two career starts by two and 9 1/2 lengths, respectively, Kiss Moon was moved into stakes company with mixed results. Following a troubled seventh in the Martha Washington at Oaklawn, the filly was fourth, 2 1/4 lengths behind the winner, in the Honeybee before being elevated to third and second in the Fantasy.

"She only ran two weeks ago and I didn't want her to do too much," Vance said. "I was happy with the work and probably will come back next Sunday for her last work before the Oaks."