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Hooh Why won the Ashland April 4 at Keeneland.
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Team Hooh Why Considering Oaks Start

Co-owner Mark Hoffman will observe how Hooh Why likes the Churchill Downs surface.

Edited Keeneland report

Mark Hoffman, co-owner of Ashland Stakes (gr. I) winner Hooh Why, is contemplating a move to Churchill Downs and a possible run at the May 1 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I)

“I am probably going to ship over in the next couple of days, maybe Thursday,” Hoffman said before Hooh Why galloped the morning of March 14 at Keeneland. “I’d like to breeze over the track, and if she doesn’t like it, go on to Arlington Park and get ready for the American 1,000 Guineas on May 23.”

One factor in Hoffman’s decision is that Hooh Why was not nominated to the Oaks by the Feb. 14 deadline.

“She would have to be supplemented for $25,000, then another $2,500 to enter, and $2,500 to start,” Hoffman said. “I have to think about that.”

There has also been no decision made on plans for 2008 Eclipse Award winner Stardom Bound, who ran third in the April 4 Ashland. Michelle Nevin, assistant to trainer Rick Dutrow, was aboard for Stardom Bound’s April 21 gallop on the main track.