McPeek juveniles post five-furlong moves in advance of Kentucky Jockey Club
Frac Daddy and Java's War both recorded workouts on Churchill Downs's fast main track Saturday for trainer Ken McPeek in preparation for the Grade 2, $150,000 Kentucky Jockey Club on November 24 under the Twin Spires.
Frac Daddy, who broke his maiden at Churchill by 9 3/4 lengths on November 3, breezed five furlongs in 1:00 1/5, the co-fastest of 51 at the distance, while working in company with Taken by the Storm, who was credited with a five-furlong time of 1:01 1/5.
Following the work, McPeek confirmed Frac Daddy would make his next start in the Kentucky Jockey Club. The gray son of Scat Daddy, who finished second in his career opener at Belmont Park in early October, was also being considered for the Grade 2, $250,000 Remsen at Aqueduct on the same day.
"(Frac Daddy) did incredible. He did it easy. He's a very talented horse," McPeek said.
Java's War, winner of the Sunday Silence at Louisiana Downs and most recently third in the Grade 1 Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland, breezed five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 while working in company with another McPeek trainee.
"He's been doing great (since the Breeders' Futurity)," McPeek said of the War Pass juvenile. "He's been training super."
Java's War will be making his first start on a conventional dirt track in the Kentucky Jockey Club. The bay colt ran fifth in his career debut over Churchill's turf before breaking his maiden by 1 3/4 lengths on the Ellis Park grass and taking the Sunday Silence on Louisiana Downs' green. His third in the Breeders' Futurity came over Keeneland's synthetic Polytrack.
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