Wasted Tears is settled in back at her Retama Park base after winning last month's Grade 2 John C. Mabee at Del Mar, and will soon begin serious preparations for her next objective, the Grade 1, $400,000 First Lady at Keeneland. Wasted Tears, who has won her last seven starts, was given a little bit of a freshening after the Mabee.\r\n&quot;She'll probably work this week,&quot; Bart Evans, who owns and trains Wasted Tears, said Wednesday. &quot;She's been galloping, galloping strongly. We gave her a little mind break, and she's doing real good. We stayed out in California a week after the race, took her home [to the farm] for a week, then brought her back to Retama.&quot;\r\nWasted Tears began her win streak in May 2009 with an allowance score at Lone Star Park. She has since taken two runnings of that track's Grade 3 Oujia Board Distaff, an allowance, the Grade 3 Honey Fox at Gulfstream Park, and the Grade 2 Jenny Wiley this spring at Keeneland. In the Mabee on Aug. 15, she was a nose winner for a Beyer Figure of 95.\r\n&quot;It was a gutty race,&quot; Evans said. &quot;She set all the fractions, then held off the closers. It was her first time going a mile and an eighth.&quot;\r\nThe First Lady, for fillies and mares at a mile on turf, will be run Oct. 9. Rajiv Maragh, who was aboard Wasted Tears for both the Mabee and the Jenny Wiley, has the mount, said Evans.