Letruska makes the five-meter breeze work easier at Keeneland – Horse Racing News


“Bueno,” said exercise runner Felipe Jacobo.

“She did it very easily,” added coach Fausto Gutierrez.

In a nutshell, that summed up the 5-yard work in: 59 on a fast track Saturday morning for the local Letruska breed of St. George Stable, the highest rated mare in North America.

Working alone just after 9 a.m. after the second morning renovation break, Letruska posted fractions of: 22.60,: 35.40,: 46.80,: 59 and 6 stages in 1:11 in her final preparations for next Sunday’s $ 500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1). The job was the best of the 55 at a distance.

For Letruska, this morning’s move was his second local job since winning the Personal Ensign (G1) in Saratoga on August 28. Last Saturday Letruska clocked a best of 76 half-mile in: 47.40.

In addition to Letruska, several other horses pointing to the stakes of Fall Stars Weekend carried out work on the main track led by Kevin’s Folly of Michael McLoughlin, who completed 5 stages in: 59.40 in the company of Edgar Morales for the coach Tom Amoss. Kevin’s Folly, third in the Hopeful (G1) in his most recent start, will head to the $ 500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) next Saturday.

Jerry Caroom’s Pipeline Girl (5 stages in: 59.80) was also working for Amoss in preparation for Friday’s $ 400,000 opening day Darley Alcibiades (G1).

Ranlo Investment’s Golden Pal, winner of last fall’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G2), worked 5 stages in 1:01 on firm turf with Indian Summer (L) Presented by the Keeneland Select hopeful Averly Jane (1: 01.80) in preparation for next Saturday’s $ 200,000 Woodford (G2) presented by TVG. Averly Jane is owned by Hat Creek Racing.

Golden Pal and Averly Jane were two of five turf workers for coach Wesley Ward, whose contingent included Indian summer prospect Kaufymaker (5 stages in 1:02) and multiple Group 1 winner Campanelle (IRE ) (5 stages in 1:02). Kaufymaker runs for Gregory Kaufman. Stonestreet Stables owns Campanelle.

Other notable turf work includes George Sharp’s Front Run the Fed (4 stages in: 50.80) and Space Traveler (GB) from Clipper Logistics (4 stages in: 50.40) for the Keeneland Turf Mile ( G1) $ 750,000; Apogee Racing’s Abscond (5 stages in 1:02) for the $ 400,000 First Lady (G1) presented by UK HealthCare; and Tiz the Bomb by Phoenix Thoroughbred (4 stages in: 49) for the $ 200,000 Castle & Key Bourbon (G2).

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