Champion Caledonia Road Has Final Florida Breeze; Pointing For Belmont’s Acorn

by | 04.19.2018 | 9:40pm
Caledonia Road, shown winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies

Caledonia Road, the 2017 Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old filly, breezed five furlongs Thursday in 1:01.25 at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park's training facility in Palm Beach County.

Trained by Ralph Nicks, Caledonia Road has breezed six times in preparation for her 2018 debut, which had been postponed after undergoing surgery to remove a small ankle chip.

“She went well. She'll be on a plane for New York Sunday,” said Nicks, who trains the daughter of Quality Road for Zoom and Fish Stable, Charlie Spiring and Newtown Anner Stud.

Nicks, who saddled Caledonia Road for a triumph in the $2-million, Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies in her 2017 finale, said he'd look for a race to prep the Kentucky-bred filly for the Acorn (G1) June 9 at Belmont Park.

Kiaran McLaughlin-trained Enticed and Take Charge Paula breezed at Palm Meadows Thursday in preparation for scheduled starts in the May 5 Kentucky Derby (G1) and May 4 Kentucky Oaks (G1), respectively.

In other major works: Godolphin's Enticed, the Wood Memorial (G2) runner-up last time out, breezed five furlongs in 1:01.20, while Peter Deutsch's Take Charge Paula, the Forward Gal (G3) winner and Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) runner-up, worked five-eighths of a mile in 1:01.30).

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