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Santa Anita: No Kentucky Oaks for Executiveprivilege
By Brad Free
ARCADIA, Calif. – The 2013 campaign of top 3-year-old filly Executiveprivilege continues to be postponed, and Sunday morning trainer Bob Baffert ruled out the first major objective of spring.
“I don’t see her making the Kentucky Oaks,” Baffert said. “I’ve just been training her lightly, with her feet.”
As a 2-year-old, Executiveprivilege won 5 of 7, including two Grade 1’s, but her winter campaign has not started due to quarter cracks. With only six weeks to the Kentucky Oaks, time has all but run out. Executiveprivilege has not started since December and has not worked since March 4.
Baffert’s graded stakes-winning filly Fiftyshadesofhay also lost time due to quarter cracks.
“I missed four or five days,” Baffert said.
Despite the interruption, plans call for Fiftyshadesofhay to take on Beholder in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks on April 6.
Fiftyshadesofhay finished second in the Las Virgenes on March 2, and has not worked since. Fiftyshadesofhay has won two of seven including the Grade 3 Santa Ysabel Stakes.
As we watched the BC Juvenile Fillies, a friend and I both commented that Executiveprivilege's drifitng in the stretch was likely an indication that a fairly aggressive campaign had taken its toll and that we wouldn't be surprised if she was sent to the sidelines. Maybe had they stopped on her then, things would've been ok. But with an Eclipse on the line, they ran her in the Starlet, and to no surprise to myself, she ran out of the money. No shocker she's now on the bench. But hindsight is 20-20.
Has raced 7x including multiple G1, as a 2yo she definitely could use some extended time off.Good call.
This case and that of Calidoscopio should be brought before the Cali Racing Board. There is no excuse for running a horse that ain't right - none.
Beholder is a monster over executive, it's a great move by Baffert the sport needs horses that keep running and people become attached to and this filly can have a west coast contingency come November if she runs at the spa during the summer, and makes some rivalries on the east coast.
Good call bob
I hear Dr. Fraley works WONDERS with hooves. Just ask Paynter
Oh man... Say it isn't so.
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