10/27/2009 11:00PM

Careless Jewel, Lookin at Lucky work

Barbara D. Livingston
In what will be her only workout over Santa Anita's Pro-Ride surface prior to the Breeders' Cup, Careless Jewel went quick early and then coasted home late to cover six furlongs in 1:11.20, a move that pleased her trainer, Josie Carroll.

ARCADIA, Calif. - Encouraging workouts Tuesday at Santa Anita by streaking 3-year-old filly Careless Jewel and unbeaten 2-year-old colt Lookin at Lucky suggest both remain in top form into the Breeders' Cup.

Careless Jewel (Ladies' Classic) and Lookin at Lucky (Juvenile) were among six BC candidates to work, including four trained by Bob Baffert. In addition to Lookin at Lucky, Baffert worked Always a Princess (Juvenile Fillies), Zensational (Sprint), and Richard's Kid (Classic). Colonel John (Classic) also worked.

The six-furlong work by Careless Jewel was crucial, because it will be her only breeze on the Pro-Ride surface.

"The main thing is she gets across it well, that's what we wanted to know," trainer Josie Carroll said. "She looked comfortable. This was good."

Under jockey Robert Landry, Careless Jewel went fast early (23 seconds and 34.40), coasted late, and was timed in 1:11.20. Carroll anticipated Careless Jewel would want to do more the first part of the work.

"She was a little stronger early than we wanted, but she'll do that," she said. "When she's got a little time between her works, she gets a little too aggressive."

Careless Jewel has won five straight by daylight and figures to be loose on the lead Nov. 6 in the Ladies' Classic. Carroll said the daughter of Tapit would gallop into the race.

Baffert worked Always a Princess at 7 a.m. with a workmate she could easily handle. In her last two works, Always a Princess was the target for Lookin at Lucky. Baffert tried to build her confidence Tuesday while watching with owner-breeder Arnold Zetcher.

"I wanted her to sit back there," Baffert said. "I didn't want her to look at Lucky again."

Always a Princess broke off three lengths behind a recent maiden winner and ran past that one late to complete five furlongs in 1:01.20. Joe Steiner worked Always a Princess, who was easily rated.

"She was so comfortable back there, nice and relaxed," Steiner said.

Zensational was the first worker after the 8 a.m. renovation break. Exercise rider Jorge Alvarez worked Zensational an easy half in 46.40; he galloped out in 58.40 and 1:11. Although the work looked easy, the time was fastest of 14 works by more than two seconds.

Lookin at Lucky worked at 8:15, breaking off five lengths behind Irish Gypsy and running past that one in deep stretch to get six furlongs in 1:12.40.

"He just does what you want him to do," Steiner said. "He'll give you what you ask, and that's it. He's not the type that's going to leave them in the dust."

Richard's Kid worked in company with Toro Bonito at 8:30, breaking off seven lengths behind the filly and running past her in deep stretch before galloping out super.

"I could hardly pull him up," Steiner said.

Colonel John worked five furlongs, breezing, in 1:02.40. According to Oak Tree clocker John Malone, Colonel John went the first quarter in 25.40 and then picked up the tempo with successive eighths in 12.60, 12.20, and 11.80. He galloped out six furlongs in 1:15.40.