Trainer Todd Pletcher on Saturday worked five candidates for the Breeders' Cup: Dame Dorothy (Filly & Mare Sprint-G1), Mshawish (Mile-G1), Red Rifle (Turf-G1), Stopchargingmaria (Distaff-G1) and Sweet Whiskey (Filly & Mare Sprint-G1).
Working separately around 6:30 a.m., Dame Dorothy, Red Rifle and Sweet Whiskey each breezed four furlongs in their first timed moves over the track.
Dame Dorothy, winner of the Humana Distaff (G1) at Churchill in May, covered the distance in :49, with fractions of :25.80, :49 and out in 1:01.40 and 1:14.20.
Winner of Saratoga's Bowling Green (G2) in August, Red Rifle went in :49 with fractions of :13, :25.60, :49 and out in 1:02 and 1:14.80.
Sweet Whiskey, fifth in the Oct. 3 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) here, was timed in :48.20 with fractions of :12.80, :25, :48.20 and out in 1:01.40 and 1:14.40.
After the renovation break, Mshawish and Stopchargingmaria worked five furlongs.
Mshawish covered the distance in 1:00 with fractions of :35.80, 1:00 and out in 1:14.60.
In company with 2-year-old Uncle Vinny, Stopchargingmaria was timed in :59.60. Clockers caught her in :11.60, :23.40, :35.20, :59.60 and out in 1:13.
Pletcher was pleased with the efforts, saying, “All in all, I thought we had a good morning.”
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