04/25/2017 12:04PM

Clocker: Lockdown works for Kentucky Oaks


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky Oaks-bound Lockdown was the lone Kentucky Oaks or Kentucky Derby worker at Churchill Downs on Tuesday, going five furlongs in 59.59 in company with her Grade 3-placed stablemate Elate after the renovation break. Elate, who was pulled up and vanned off as the even-money favorite in the Grade 1 Ashland in her previous start, was actually the stronger of the Bill Mott-trained duo of 3-year-old fillies at the wire, making up a length on Lockdown, who was under some pressure to finish nearest the rail. Lockdown, a distant second behind Miss Sky Warrior in the Grade 2 Gazelle, galloped out six furlongs in 1:12.90.