Beautiful Pleasure, Others on Track With One-Mile Works

Beautiful Pleasure worked one-mile over a fast track at Keeneland Wednesday morning, preparing for the Beldame Stakes (gr. I), in which she will likely face Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) winner Riboletta. She completed the drill in 1:37, handily. John Oxley's 5-year-old mare won the Personal Ensign Handicap (gr. I) in her most recent race, and is following the same schedule as last year's Eclipse Award winning campaign.

Also working a mile on Wednesday was Notable Career, a Golden Eagle Farm homebred juvenile filly and a 3/4-brother of General Challenge. The Landaluce Stakes (gr. III) winner finished second to Cindy's Hero in the Del Mar Debutante Stakes (gr. I) when last out and is prepping for a start in the $200,000 Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. I). She completed the mile work in 1:37 4/5, handily, over a fast track at Santa Anita. The work was the fastest of three mile works at the track Wednesday. 3-year-old Grey Memo, winner of the 1999 Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III) and recently fourth in both the Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) and Swaps Stakes (gr. I), went the same distance in 1:42 3/5. 7-year-old Alvo Certo, who finished second in the Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) earlier this month but was disqualified and placed third, completed the eight furlongs in 1:40 2/5.