10/27/2012 2:00PM

Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic: Grace Hall gets final work at Delaware Park

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Tom Keyser
Grace Hall will ship to Santa Anita on Tuesday for Friday's Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic.

Grace Hall is fit and ready to ship. She worked a half-mile Saturday at Delaware Park in 47.80 seconds, breezing, a work trainer Tony Dutrow deemed “as good as I could have dreamed.”

Winner of the Grade 2 Indiana Oaks last out and 6 for 10 overall, 3-year-old Grace Hall is scheduled to fly out of New York on Tuesday and run Friday at Santa Anita in the $2 million Ladies’ Classic. The expected field of eight includes early favorite Royal Delta, along with unbeaten fillies Awesome Feather and My Miss Aurelia.

The work by Grace Hall was the fastest of 27 half-mile works Saturday at Delaware. The only remaining decision for Dutrow is jockey. Her riding assignment is undetermined.

[BREEDERS' CUP WORKOUTS: Full DRF coverage, Mike Welsch video reports]

One other recorded work Saturday by a Ladies’ Classic contender was by Love and Pride, the bi-coastal Grade 1 winner who worked a half-mile at Santa Anita in 48 seconds, handily.

Other expected Ladies’ Classic starters are Include Me Out, Questing, and Class Included.

Ponies Payme More than 1 year ago
In way over her head.