10/27/2017 11:40AM

Eurton sees good energy in Champagne Room's work


Champagne Room worked five furlongs early Friday at Santa Anita, as the filly bids for her second Breeders’ Cup upset. Champagne Room paid $69.20 winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies last year, and her odds are likely to be higher than 10-1 next Friday in the Distaff.

Champagne Room was sidelined early this year with an ankle chip. She won her comeback by 3 3/4 lengths in the Remington Park Oaks on Sept. 24.

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Trainer Peter Eurton liked Champagne Room’s 6:30 a.m. workout in real time, and he liked it even more when he viewed it later on the internet. “It looked as good to me as when I was watching it live,” Eurton said. “Her energy level is high … off the charts.”

Champagne Room and jockey Mario Gutierrez worked solo, and the move was timed in 59.80 seconds. She has won 3 races and $1,430,600 from 7 starts. Champagne Room is one of five 3-year-olds targeting the Distaff. The others are Elate, Paradise Woods, Abel Tasman, and Mopotism.

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