On on a gloomy, rainy, and freezing Friday morning, lots of Breeders' Cup entrants trained over the sloppy track or schooled in the paddock at Arlington. This was the last chance for most to get any work on the main track as they may not open it for training on Saturday morning. Today was the first chance for some of the Europeans to go out after clearing quarantine and the big attraction of the day was Rock of Gibraltar. Because so many horses went out today, I had to split this into two parts. Below are the horses from the Filly & Mare Turf, Juvenile, and Juvenile Fillies. For horses from the Mile, Classic, Distaff, Turf, and Sprint check here. Check here for Thursday's morning workouts. Click on the small image to see a larger version.
Filly and Mare Turf favorite Golden Apples jogged a mile on the main track. Trainer Ben Cecil said: "She'll handle everything. She runs well on anything you put in front of her."
Zenda, a 12-1 shot in the Filly and Mare Turf, cantered around the main track today. She wore a hood and you can see her breath frosting here showing how chilly it was.
Filly and Mare Turf entrant Gossamer also sported a snazzy hood for her canter around the turf course.
Owsley, a 50-1 longshot in the Filly and Mare Turf, galloped 1 1/4 miles on the muddy main track.
With Sky Mesa scratching from the Juvenile today due to an injury, Whywhywhy will probably be the second favorite now. He was one of 12 starters for the Juvenile to go to the track today and galloped an easy 1 1/4 miles.
Hold That Tiger was one of three Aidan O'Brien juveniles to go on the track today. He was the very last to leave the track this morning.
Kafwain, one of three Bob Baffert juveniles to train today, galloped 1 1/8 miles.
Van Nistelrooy, a $6.4 million yearling purchase, cantered over the main track today.
Tomahawk cantered over the main track with his jockey Michael Kinane up.
Zavata, stablemate of Whywhywhy, also galloped an easy 1 1/4 miles.
Juvenile entrant Listen Indy galloped 1 1/2 miles this morning.
Ruby's Reception, a 15-1 shot in the Juvenile Fillies, jogged 1 1/4 miles and galloped 1 1/2 miles today. Assistant trainer Cindy Jones said: "We couldn't be happier with how she's doing. She's eaten everything we've given her this week. She really had her game face on today and was biting everything in sight. She only gets agressive when it's race time."
Atlantic Ocean galloped 1 1/8 miles today in her final prep for the Juvenile Fillies.
Bob Baffert and his new wife Jill watch the workouts under an umbrella in an attempt to keep dry and somewhat warm.
First set of workout photos
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