Positive Spirit ‘OK,’ ‘Sound’ After Clipping Heels In Kentucky Oaks

by | 05.04.2019 | 11:12am
Outriders Greg Blasi (right) and Lee Lockwood catch Positive Spirit after she clipped heels at the start of the Kentucky Oaks.

The Rodolphe Brisset-trained Positive Spirit has recovered from her spill at the beginning of Friday's Kentucky Oaks (GI), and was in good order in her barn early Saturday morning at Churchill Downs.

The Michael J. Ryan and Gerry Dilger-owned half-sister to Kentucky Derby (GI) winner Always Dreaming and Spinaway (GI) winner Hot Dixie Chick clipped heels with champion Jaywalk less than a sixteenth of a mile into the nine-furlong affair, tumbling and unseating jockey Manny Franco in the process.

The Demoiselle (GII) winner was caught by outriders before the first turn.

“She's OK,” Brisset said. “She is sound and that's what's important. She will more than likely jog tomorrow if all goes well.”

Trainer John Servis also reported that Jaywalk came out of the Oaks with a couple of nicks on her back legs but nothing major. She is scheduled to ship Monday to Servis' home base at Parx.

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