Ivanavinalot Works, Pointed to Black Eyed Susan

(from Calder track report)
Gilbert Campbell's 3-year-old filly Ivanavinalot worked a good mile at Calder Saturday morning in 1:45 3/5 and trainer Kathleen O'Connell is ready to take her on a road trip to Pimlico for her next start.

"She's doing great and we'll go in the Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II)," said O'Connell Sunday. "She came out of the Keeneland experience none the worse for wear. I think it was harder on me than on her." The $200,000 Black-Eyed Susan at 1 1/8 mile will be run on May 16, the day before the Preakness.

After capturing the Bonnie Miss Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream on March 14 over My Boston Gal and Holiday Lady, O'Connell shipped her to Kentucky for the $500,000 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland on Apr. 5.

It wasn't a good day. The homebred daughter of West Acre broke last of seven with jockey Mark Guidry and was bumped hard. She was in tight quarters into and around the first turn, checking sharply, and finished last in the race won by Elloluv.

Ivanavinalot was the star juvenile filly development at Calder last year after winning the My Dear Girl division of the Florida Stallion Stakes by nearly 14 lengths. Prior to the Bonnie Miss this year, she finished second in the Sunshine Millions Oaks going seven furlongs at Santa Anita in late January and second in the Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream in February.

Two other Calder-based stakes runners will be in action that weekend at Pimlico. Trainer Marty Wolfson is shipping Patricia Pavlish's 4-year-old colt Aeneas for the $600,000 Pimlico Special (gr. I) on Friday and Santa Cruz Ranch's 6-year-old mare Stay Forever for the $100,000 Gallorette Handicap (gr. III) on Preakness Day May 17.