Positive Spirit ‘OK,’ ‘Sound’ After Clipping Heels In 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 […]

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Oaks Contender Jaywalk Has A Star Wars Look To Her, But It’s For Good Reason

Sharp observers in the John Servis barn this week may have noticed Kentucky Oaks contender Jaywalk cooling out in the shedrow with some sort of futuristic plastic device on her nose. Have no fear – the reigning Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner is neither sick nor a cyborg. The device is a battery-powered equine nebulizer […]

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Oaks Notes: ‘Perfect’ Champagne Anyone, Lady Apple Breeze

BELLAFINA – The likely favorite for Friday’s $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G I) put in her final bit of western exercise Sunday morning at Santa Anita Park as trainer Simon Callaghan looked on. “She galloped a mile and a half and she looks very good. We’re very pleased with her,” the transplanted Englishman said. […]

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Champion Jaywalk ‘Like A Bear’ In Final Breeze Before Kentucky Oaks

D. J. Stable and Cash is King’s champion Jaywalk, third in the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) here on April 6, tuned up for the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (G1) by working 5 furlongs in :59.20 over a fast main track Thursday morning at Keeneland. The workout, originally targeted for Friday, was moved up a day […]

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Out For A Spin Upsets Ashland At 52-1; Champion Jaywalk Third

Sam Samsel’s Out For A Spin provided a 52-1 upset in Saturday’s G1 Ashland, stamping her ticket to the Kentucky Oaks with a half-length defeat of 5-2 second choice Restless Rider. The 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun was ridden by Paco Lopez, and completed 1 1/16 miles over Keeneland’s fast main track in 1:44.95. Even-money […]

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Champion Jaywalk Looks To Regain Winning Ways In Ashland Stakes At Keeneland

J. Stable and Cash is King’s Jaywalk, champion 2-year-old filly of 2018, was installed as the 8-5 favorite in a field of eight 3-year-old fillies entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 82nd running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. The 1 1/16-mile main track test offers 170 points toward the $1.25 […]

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Ashland: Champion Jaywalk ‘Acclimated’ To Kentucky Weather

D. J. Stable and Cash is King’s champion filly Jaywalk tuned up for an expected start in Saturday’s $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) by working a half-mile on her own in :48.60 over a fast main track Sunday morning at Keeneland. Working well off the rail under exercise rider Lucas Berticelli, Jaywalk produced fractions of […]

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After Disappointing Davona Dale, Champion Jaywalk ‘Will Be Ready In May’

Cash is King and D.J. Stable’s multiple Grade 1 winner Jaywalk, the juvenile filly champion of 2018, exited her fourth-place finish in the $200,000 Davona Dale (G2) in good order, trainer John Servis reported Sunday morning. The one-mile Davona Dale marked the sophomore debut of Jaywalk, favored at 1-5 in a field of seven 3-year-old […]

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Jeltrin Shocks Davona Dale Field At 51-1; Champion Jaywalk Fourth

ADR Racing Stable’s Jeltrin, the longest shot on the board at 51-1, shocked bettors in Saturday’s Grade 2 Davona Dale Stakes with a head victory over 13-1 Florida-bred sire stakes winner Cookie Dough. Meanwhile, the 1-5 favorite and defending champion Jaywalk finished off the board in fourth. Jeltrin, a 3-year-old daughter of Tapizar, covered one […]

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