01/23/2012 4:57PM

Fair Grounds: Applauding headed to Oaklawn for Martha Washington

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Applauding could make her next start in the Martha Washington Stakes on Feb. 11 at Oaklawn Park.

The 3-year-old filly Applauding, who had to be scratched from the Silverbulletday the morning of the race, returned to training Monday morning, and if all goes well could make her next start in the Martha Washington Stakes on Feb. 11 at Oaklawn Park, trainer Al Stall said.

Applauding showed signs of colic Saturday morning and received treatment for intestinal distress, forcing her scratch from the Silverbulletday, in which she would’ve been heavily favored. By mid-morning Saturday, Applauding already had shown signs of recovery, and whatever ailed her Saturday – mild colic or gas – appeared to quickly pass.

“We have a little bloodwork still at the lab, but she’s eating and passing manure,” Stall said. “She seems like her regular self.”

Two for two in her career, Applauding would be making her first two-turn start if she races in the Martha Washington, which is contested at one mile with a short stretch run.

Meanwhile, Stall said that Glenwood Canyon, who finished a distant last of eight in Saturday’s Louisiana Handicap, has been retired from racing.

“He just didn’t try on Saturday,” Stall said. “He’s been through a lot, and he’s arthritic.”

Stall said Glenwood Canyon would move to a farm in South Carolina where owner Andrea Pollock stables her young horses. Glenwood Canyon, 7, won 6 of 27 starts with earnings of $340,504.