Loooch Racing Stables and Glenn Ellis' Double Entendre got her first look at Pimlico Race Course's main track Tuesday morning with an easy jog in preparation for Friday's 92nd running of the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2).
Trained by Gulfstream Park-based Peter Walder, the 3-year-old bay daughter of stretched her legs after walking the shedrow following her arriving from South Florida on Monday.
“She jogged the racetrack today,” Walder, scheduled to be in Baltimore late Tuesday afternoon, said by phone. “The guy that got on her today said she just kind of floated around there. He said she felt like she never even hit the ground, so I guess that's a good thing.”
Stabled in Barn A behind the Preakness Stakes Barn, Double Entendre will school in the starting gate Wednesdaymorning and tour the paddock on Thursday, Walder said. The 1 1/8-mile Black-Eyed Susan will be just her third start and first since a fifth-place finish in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) April 2.
“Timing-wise we thought this was the right race,” Walder said. “She wasn't exactly great in the gate last time and we've done a lot of gate schooling with her which has helped tremendously. I thought she ran a very creditable race for her second lifetime start. Obviously, she's got some talent. She's got a great post position Friday, eight out of 14. Hopefully she comes out of there and is forwardly placed and can sit a dream trip.”
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