(Photo by Zoe Metz/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup)
Keeneland Press Release: Amerman Racing’s Oscar Performance, winner of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), worked a half-mile in :49.60 on his own Sunday morning over a Keeneland turf course labeled firm.
It was the first work back for Oscar Performance since finishing third in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1) in his first start against older horses.
“His big work will be next week and then he will ship on the 27th,” trainer Brian Lynch said of Oscar Performance, who is being pointed to the $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) Nov. 4 at Del Mar.
Trainer Wesley Ward had four Breeders’ Cup possible entrants work 5 furlongs on the grass.
Working in company were Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) hopefuls Ultima D (1:02.80) and Fairyland (1:03.20). Also working in company were Master Merion (Turf Sprint, 1:04.80) and Hemp Hemp Hurray (Juvenile Turf, 1:05.60).
Three other fillies nominated for upcoming stakes also worked. Prepping for Friday’s Pin Oak Valley View (G3) were Fizzy Friday (GB) (4 furlongs in :49.80 for trainer Ignacio Correas IV) and Sully’s Dream (5 furlongs in 1:04.40 for trainer John Ortiz). Promotional, nominated to next Sunday’s Rood & Riddle Dowager (G3), worked 5 furlongs in 1:03 for trainer Tom Proctor.
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