10/16/2008 11:00PM

Doremifasollatido works on Pro-Ride

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New York invader Doremifasollatido gave her connections an indication that Santa Anita's Pro-Ride surface won't be an issue for her in the $2 million Juvenile Fillies by working seven furlongs in 1:25.60 over it Friday morning. Exercise rider Kelvin Tahal was aboard for the move, the quickest of three at the distance.

"I thought she did it well," trainer Jimmy Jerkens said by phone from California. "I told the kid to run away from the pole a little bit and then slow down in the middle to make the work more even. She might have went a little faster than you'd want in the middle of the work, but she still finished decent."

The work began entering the clubhouse turn, which enabled Doremifasollatido to get some experience around two turns. Doremifasollatido has not raced beyond seven furlongs.

"She handled the turns really well," Jerkens said, noting there is a stark difference between the turns at Santa Anita and Belmont Park, where the filly has run three times. "We wanted to make sure she had a two-turn work with the tight turns."

Jerkens said Doremifasollatido would likely have a three-furlong blowout Wednesday.

At Woodbine, Mazarine winner Van Lear Rose worked five furlongs in 1:02.60 in company with stablemate Snow Delicious, who was credited with the same time.

Trainer Catherine Day Phillips called it simply a maintenance breeze, "nothing exciting." Van Lear Rose was scheduled to van to Churchill Downs on Saturday and ship by plane to California on Sunday.

Day Phillips, who trains Van Lear Rose for her brother Richard Day, believes she has an improving filly with a versatile running style.

"She relaxes very nicely in a race, she's very rateable," Day Phillips said by phone from Canada. "In her previous race, going seven-eighths, she was on the lead. She can be wherever Chantal [Sutherland] wants to place her. I think in a big field it's a very handy thing to have an adaptable running style. She tries hard, she runs hard. She's a nice filly and she's getting smarter as she runs."

At Keeneland, Alcibiades winner Dream Empress worked five furlongs in 59.80 seconds.