01/21/2010 12:00AM

She Be Wild sharp in work


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Newly crowned Eclipse Award winner She Be Wild went out and celebrated her championship on Thursday morning by working a crisp five furlongs in 58.91 seconds at Gulfstream Park under another Eclipse Award winner, jockey Julien Leparoux. Going in company, She Be Wild ripped off splits of 22.63, 34.06, and 46.35 seconds before galloping out six furlongs in 1:12.11.

"I was extremely happy with the way she worked," trainer Wayne Catalano said. "Julien thought she handled the dirt well, which was the whole idea. She's learning to wait and relax as she gets older. We'll see how she cools out, but if everything is okay I might bring her back in the Forward Gal."

The Grade 2 Forward Gal will be run at seven furlongs on Jan. 31.

Early-morning speed

The main track has been extremely fast not only in the afternoon but in the morning as well since being renovated following Tuesday's dark day. Just before She Be Wild, Court Vision drilled six furlongs in 1:11.81 while Mambo Meister went five-eighths in 59.45 seconds.

Court Vision continues to point for the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf, while Mambo Meister could go in the GP Turf or Grade 1 Donn, trainer Phil Gleaves said. Both races will be decided on Feb. 6.

Rick Dutrow, who trains Court Vision, said he was pleased with Stardom Bound's second-place finish in Sunday's Grade 2 El Encino at Santa Anita.

"I thought she ran big," said Dutrow. "She broke a little slow and made about a seven-wide move around the turn, and that kind of stuff can't help a horse win. She gave all she had and if she'd gotten into the race a little earlier and not lost so much ground on the far turn it might have been a different story at the end."

Dutrow said Stardom Bound, the 2008 champion 2-year-old filly, would remain on the West Coast and point for the Grade 2 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita on Feb. 14.