Following a busy Saturday morning of workers, Charles Fipke's Grade I winner Seeking the Soul went out to the Fair Grounds main track during a special designated time of 11:40 am CT to record another work towards the Group 1 $12 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse on March 30.
Trained by Dallas Stewart, the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul (Ire.) logged a six furlong breeze in 1:11.60 while recording fractions of 12.60, 25.20, 37.20, 49, 1:00.20 and galloped out in 1:25.60. It was his fourth work since a runner-up finish in the Grade I Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on January 26.
“We wanted to get a good work in him, the track has been kind of muddy,” Stewart said. “My thanks to the Fair Grounds, (Director of Racing) Jason (Boulet) and the track crew, they got us a good track. It's a major race coming up. We're thirty days out and we're about thirty days from when we last ran so we wanted a good work. We got a couple of easy works in him so now we'll just keep him happy and get him over there.”
An earner of nearly $3 million, Seeking the Soul won the Grade I Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs in November 2017. He finished third in last year's running of the Clark Handicap following a runner-up effort behind City of Light in the Grade I Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at the Louisville oval.
A Kentucky homebred, Seeking the Soul is out of the Grade I-place Seeking the Gold broodmare Seeking the Title, who also won the Grade III Iowa Oaks. He is a direct descendant of the undefeated Champion Filly and iconic broodmare Personal Ensign.
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