Zenyatta worked six furlongs in 1:11.20 at Hollywood Park Oct. 23 in her first work since winning the Oct. 10 Lady’s Secret Stakes (gr. I). Jockey Mike Smith was aboard, and the mare worked in company with Green Day and Sabina Fay.
“She was brilliant today,” said trainer John Shirreffs. “Green Cat went with her early, and Sabina Fay went with her later.”
Shirreffs usually works Zenyatta with Green Cat, but he decided to use two workers this time to give her more to focus on. Sabina Fay is a 3-year-old daughter of El Prado, while Green Cat is a 4-year-old son of Stormin Fever.
“She usually works six furlongs in about 1:13, but I wanted her to do a little more today,” Shirreffs said. “She galloped out in 24 and change.”
Zenyatta equaled Personal Ensign’s record of 13 victories without a defeat when she captured the Lady’s Secret.
Shirreffs and owners Jerry and Ann Moss are pointing the 5-year-old daughter of Street Cry—Vertigineux, by Kris S., toward either the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (gr. I), which Zenyatta won last year, or the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) against males. No decision has yet been made on which race she will attempt.