03/15/2010 11:00PM

Big move for Tidal Pool


Tidal Pool worked five furlongs in 58.80 seconds here last Sunday as she continues her preparations for the Grade 2, $300,000 Fantasy on April 2. She established herself as one of the top 3-year-old fillies in training when she won an allowance route over older fillies and mares at Oaklawn, with a Beyer Figure of 102.

It is the top number in her division to date, while her work the other morning was the bullet. The second fastest five-eighths move on the tab was 1:00.20.

"She worked unbelievably well," Lukas said. "That was by herself, with an exercise rider, so it was really impressive."

McPeek runners sticking around

The Grade 1-caliber filly Beautician will be staying in town for a while. She invaded last week from Florida, along with stablemate Noble's Promise, to run in the 3-year-old stakes at Oaklawn. Noble's Promise was second by a head in the Grade 2, $300,000 Rebel, while Beautician finished second by two lengths in the Grade 3, $125,000 Honeybee. The race was her first out since December.

"I've made the decision to leave them both at Oaklawn," said trainer Ken McPeek.

McPeek said Noble's Promise will be pointed for the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on April 10, while Beautician is likely to run in the Fantasy. Last year, she was the runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

McPeek also has some other horses under consideration for upcoming stakes at Oaklawn. He said My Baby Baby is probable for the Grade 1, $500,000 Apple Blossom on April 9, while Striking Dancer is also possible for the race. Striking Dancer won the Grade 2 La Canada at Santa Anita in February.

Doyouwanttodance retired

Doyouwanttodance, a stakes winner at Oaklawn, has been retired and is being bred to Northern Afleet, said her trainer, Ralph Irwin. Doyouwanttodance won five consecutive races at one point in her career, the streak included the $50,000 American Beauty at Oaklawn in January 2008.

Doyouwanttodance is a 6-year-old West Virginia-bred mare by Disco Rico. She is owned by her breeder, Melissa Cantacuzene.

* Hot Dixie Chick, who in her last start won the Grade 1 Spinaway in September, is among the 3-year-old fillies nominated to the $60,000 Prima Donna here Saturday.

* Hamazing Destiny, who was scratched from a recent allowance because of wet track conditions, is being pointed for the $60,000 Hot Springs on Saturday, said Lukas.

* Chief of Affairs earned a Beyer of 107 for his near track-record performance in an allowance last week at Oaklawn.