07/05/2005 11:00PM

Round Pond in public work


Round Pond, winner of the Acorn Stakes, worked Wednesday afternoon between the fourth and fifth races at Philadelphia Park in preparation for her next start, the July 16 Delaware Oaks.

A John Servis-trained daughter of Awesome Again, Round Pond worked six furlongs in 1:10.54 under assistant trainer Maureen Donnelly. Over a muddy track, she carved out fractions of 23.38, 46.67, and 58.60 before galloping out seven furlongs in 1:26.39.

Round Pond, who has won the Grade 2 Fantasy and the Honeybee at Oaklawn in addition to the Grade 1 Acorn, figures to be the favorite in the Grade 3, $500,000 Oaks.