10/15/2007 11:00PM

Lady Joanne works for BC Distaff

EmailLEXINGTON, Ky. - Lady Joanne, one of the favorites for the Oct. 27 Breeders' Cup Distaff, had her penultimate workout toward that $2 million race when she breezed a half-mile Tuesday at her Churchill Downs home base in 48.60 seconds. The work was the fastest of 19 at the distance at the Louisville, Ky., track.

Unlike her more famous stablemate in the Carl Nafzger barn, Street Sense, Lady Joanne will stick around at Churchill and have one more workout before being sent to Monmouth Park just days before the Breeders' Cup. Street Sense is scheduled to leave Churchill by van Thursday evening and arrive Friday morning at Monmouth, where he will have a final prerace work over the track there. Street Sense goes in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Lady Joanne, with regular rider Calvin Borel up for the Tuesday breeze, "worked well and was very relaxed," Nafzger said.

In her last two starts, Lady Joanne won the Grade 1 Alabama before finishing a close second to Panty Raid in the Grade 1 Spinster.

Teuflesberg recovering from surgery

Teuflesberg continues to recuperate without serious complications at the Rood and Riddle equine clinic following his surgery last week for injuries suffered in an Oct. 6 breakdown at Keeneland, according to trainer Jamie Sanders. The 3-year-old colt fractured both sesamoids in his left foreleg during the Phoenix Stakes, ending his racing career.

"We've gotten a lot of fan mail," Sanders said. "The colt really is doing good. The staff at the clinic is really happy with him. He's putting weight on both front legs, which is always a positive sign. He lays down to rest like he normally would. We've got people he knows with him all the time. He thinks this is all just part of his normal life."

Teuflesberg is expected to remain at the clinic for another month or so.

Valley View Stakes oversubscribed

Nineteen 3-year-old fillies have been entered for the Friday feature at Keeneland, the Grade 3, $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes.

With Keeneland declining to split the race into two divisions, primarily to protect its graded status, 14 fillies will be on the program, with Pitamakan and Jibboom relegated to an also-eligibles list.

In post order, and with jockeys, these are the 12 horses in the main body of the Valley View, which goes as the ninth of 10 Friday races: Long Approach, Jamie Theriot; Super Freaky, Rafael Bejarano; Lisa M, James Graham; Bachata, Ramon Dominguez; Testama, Rene Douglas; Lemonlime, Eddie Razo; Callwood Dancer, Roger Attfield; Audacious Chloe, Robby Albarado; Stormy West, Miguel Mena; Beautiful Venue, Brian Hernandez Jr.; Bel Air Beauty, Mark Guidry; and You Go West Girl, Julien Leparoux.

Super Freaky, from the Doug O'Neill stable, is scheduled to carry high weight of 123 pounds under the allowance conditions of the 1 1/16-mile turf race, but she might not start because O'Neill said he plans to enter her back Saturday in the Raven Run Stakes.

* Three-year-old fillies will be in the spotlight for the Grade 2, $300,000 Raven Run. From a nominations list of 32, these are the fillies likely to run: Call the Kitty, Exciting Justice, Her Majesty, High Cholesterol, Littlebitabling, Look Deep, Mini Sermon, Miss Tizzy, Over the Edge, Quota, Seaside Affair, Super Freaky, Swiss Diva, and West Coast Swing.

Entries for the Raven Run, which goes at seven furlongs on Polytrack, were to be drawn Wednesday.