10/27/2011 4:56PM

Breeders' Cup: Ultra Blend works five furlongs for Ladies' Classic

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Shigeki Kikkawa
Ultra Blend was scheduled to fly to Kentucky on Friday.

At Hollywood Park on Thursday, Ultra Blend completed her serious training for the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic with a five-furlong drill in 1:02.20 with her regular rider, David Flores, aboard.

“It was real nice. She galloped out in 1:15, and David said she felt good,” said Art Sherman, the trainer of Ultra Blend.

Sherman said Ultra Blend was scheduled to leave Friday morning for Kentucky. He said she was unlikely to work again at Churchill Downs before the race on Nov. 4.

“I wanted to get her back there a few days to stretch her legs,” Sherman said. “I think she’s going to be done with her works. She’s been running all year, and she gets a lot out of her gallops. We’re in good shape.”

Ultra Blend is bypassing the California Cup on Saturday at Santa Anita for a chance to take a national prize. A terror in Cal-bred races throughout her career, she has proven herself in Grade 1 company this year. In her last two starts, Ultra Blend won the Clement Hirsch at Del Mar, and then was second in the Lady’s Secret at Santa Anita.

She has been first or second in her last six starts, and has finished first or second in 17 of 24 lifetime starts.