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Mile contender Artie Schiller galloped 1 1/4 miles on the main track. Trainer Jimmy Jerkens said, "He's a long striding horse and it is possible he might get a little bottled up out there from post 6. But he's a solid horse and won 5 of 7 starts. Everything is the way it should be, now it's up to him and if we can get lucky."
Whipper cantered a mile on the main track in preparation for the Mile.
Trainer Robert Collet said, "He is very well and is proven on soft ground. He can get sweaty at the start but it doesn't bother him. He should run well."
Distaff entrant Island Fashion galloped 1 1/4 miles under exercise rider Jenny Jonson, and then schooled in the paddock.with stablemate Culture Clash (Juvenile Fillies). Trainer Marcelo Polanco said, "You know, we almost lost this filly. When we got back from Japan we found out she had pneumonia. The doctors said we were lucky we caught it when we did. Her comeback race was very good and I think it set her up right for this race. I'm very hopeful and I think she'll run well."
Distaff contender Elloluv galloped nine furlongs on the main track. Trainer Craig Dollase said, "I like our chances that much better. She has taken well to the track and she's training well. That's the most you can ask for."
Tamweel jogged half a mile and then galloped another half a mile with a pony in preparation for the Distaff. Trainer Wayne Catalano said, "We'll be on the lead by a couple of lengths, and then on the far turn we will open up about three, four and a half in midstretch, and will be all over from there."
FILLY & MARE TURF
Filly and Mare Turf favorite Ouija Board cantered one mile on the turf with jockey Kieren Fallon aboard. Owner Lord Derby said, "The course is spongier than we're used to in Europe and is cut a lot shorter, but it's a bad workman who blames his tools. The ground is good and it's a fair piece of turf for everyone." Fallon added, "The important thing is she's very relaxed."
Yesterday cantered a mile on the turf in preparation for tomorrow's Filly and Mare Turf. Owner John Magnier said of his chances, "We're just hoping."
Sprint contender Kela jogged 2 miles on the main track this morning. Trainer Mike Mitchell said he doesn't plan to give new rider Jerry Bailey any instructions. The last time Bailey rode for him, "he had it all figured out. He had read the Form. He does his homework. He said exactly what I was going to tell him. I will have little to say to him before the Sprint."
Bwana Charlie galloped half a mile under exercise rider Carmen Rosas and then schooled in the paddock in preparation for the Sprint. Trainer Steve Asmussen said, "Everything seems to be good. He's a very physical horse. He needs to do a little something (exercise) so he doesn't hurt himself in the stall."
Sprint entrant My Cousin Matt jogged 2 miles this morning.
Juvenile favorite Roman Ruler galloped 1 1/2 miles on the main track this morning. Trainer Bob Baffert said, "We're really enjoying this horse. The older he gets the better he's going to be. He's really matured in the last 30 days. We just work with him and let him know he can be the boss when he's running but not when he's doing his morning exercises."
Juvenile Fillies contender Balletto galloped 1 1/4 miles. Trainer Tom Albertrani said, "We're facing the best tomorrow. We're going good and I'm pretty confident she's going to run her race. We just need a little racing luck."
Sense of Style jogged 1 1/2 miles and then schooled in the paddock accompanied by stablemate Magistretti, in preparation for the Juvenile Fillies. Assistant trainer Cyril Desplanques said, "Like usual. They look great."