Katdogawn Drills for Oaks; Buffy' Out Until Fall

San Clemente Stakes (gr. IIT) victor Katdogawn and fourth-place finisher Star Vega, getting ready for their next start in the Aug. 24 Del Mar Oaks (gr. I), worked six furlongs in 1:15 1/5 and five furlongs in 1:01 3/5, respectively, for trainer Jim Cassidy over Del Mar's fast main track Wednesday morning.

"They're both in good shape and worked well today," Cassidy said. "They came out of their last race perfectly and now we're looking forward to the next one. I'd like to say I know what plans I have for them after that, but I can't. I'm just going to take it one race at a time."

Katdogawn, who won the one-mile San Clemente in 1:33 1/5 for her first graded score, has won four of her 12 career starts for earnings of $226,645. She also won the Manhattan Beach Stakes at Hollywood Park in June and was second in the La Habra Stakes and Flawlessly Stakes.

Star Vega, a chestnut daughter of Blue Ocean, won the Providencia Stakes in the spring at Santa Anita and was second in the Some Sensation Stakes in her stateside debut in March. She's won three of her nine career starts for earnings of $133,440.

Both fillies are owned by the partnership of Ford, Pearson and Cuchna.

Brian Allen and Stronach Stables' Buffythecenterfold, who was third in the San Clemente in her turf debut, will not race for the rest of the summer after suffering a foot bruise, trainer Mel Stute said. The daughter of Capote will be pointed toward the 3-year-old filly stakes at Oak Tree in October.

"She came out of the race with a little foot bruise," Stute said. "But it was a good time for a little break anyway because all the races she could run in were either on grass or against older fillies. She'll be back at Oak Tree after a little break, which should do her some good."

Grade II winner Buffythecenterfold has banked $398,575 from a record of 11-5-2-1.

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