December 4, 2023

Bwana Charlie drills five furlongs

Last updated: 10/19/04 8:31 PM

Bwana Charlie drills five furlongs

Amsterdam S. (G2) winner BWANA CHARLIE (Indian
Charlie), prepping for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1), drilled five
furlongs in a bullet :59 2/5 over a fast track at Lone Star Park on
Tuesday. The move was easily the fastest of 14 works at the distance.

Darren Fleming, assistant to trainer Steve Asmussen, said he caught
Bwana Charlie galloping out six furlongs in 1:12.

“It was a nice work and he looked good,” Fleming said.
“He did it real easy — nice, smooth and relaxed. He was real
comfortable and galloped out great.”

Bwana Charlie exits a close second-place finish as the 3-5 favorite
in the six-furlong Alysheba Breeders’ Cup S. at Lone Star on October
2. Prior to that, the bay sophomore finished fourth in the
seven-furlong King’s Bishop S. (G1), defeated King’s Bishop winner
Pomeroy (Boundary) in the six-furlong Amsterdam, and ran third in the
six-furlong Carry Back S. (G3) on Calder’s “Summit of Speed”

Bwana Charlie has earned $320,930 from a record 14-4-4-5.

Burning took Sheepshead at Filly & Mare Turf distance
(Michael J. Marten/

In California:

Several horses turned in major workouts on Tuesday prior to the
Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on October 30.

Two-time Eddie Read H. (G1) winner SPECIAL RING (Nureyev),
prepping for the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), worked five furlongs in 1:00
over a fast track at Santa Anita for conditioner Julio Canani.

Grade 1 victress MEGAHERTZ (GB) (Pivotal), unraced
since finishing second in the Gamely Breeders’ Cup H. (G1) in late May
and possible for the Filly & Mare Turf (G1), worked six furlongs
in 1:13 2/5 for trainer Bobby Frankel.

Sheepshead Bay H. (G2) victress MOSCOW BURNING (Moscow
Ballet), who is also pointing toward the Filly & Mare Turf, smoked
five furlongs in a bullet :59 4/5, the best of nine works at the
distance. She most recently finished third in the October 2 Flower
Bowl Invitational S. (G1) at Belmont Park.

John C. Mabee H. (G1) winner MUSICAL CHIMES (In
Excess [Ire]), who defeated males in the Oak Tree Breeders’ Cup Mile
S. (G1) in her last start, breezed four furlongs in :50 1/5 over a
fast track at Hollywood Park. She remains possible for the Mile.

In other Breeders’ Cup news:

Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) entrant MAGISTRETTI (Diesis [GB])
and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) contender SENSE OF STYLE (Thunder
Gulch), both trained by Patrick Biancone, jogged one mile at Lone Star Park on
Tuesday. The pair, who shipped in Monday, also visited the paddock for a
schooling session under the watchful eye of assistant Cyril Deplanques.

Undefeated Arlington-Washington Lassie S. (G3) winner CULINARY (El
Amante) walked trainer Michael Stidham’s shedrow on the morning after her
arrival. She is expected to start in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1).

A flight from New York and Kentucky was expected to arrive Tuesday afternoon
with seven Breeders’ Cup hopefuls: DYNEVER (Dynaformer) and ROSES
(Devil His Due) (Classic); KITTEN’S JOY (El
Prado [Ire]) (Turf); ROYAL REGALIA (Cozzene) (Mile); AFLEET
(Northern Afleet) (Juvenile); INDY GROOVE (A.P.
Indy) (Distaff); and WONDER AGAIN (Silver Hawk) (Filly &
Mare Turf).

Alberto VO5 has been named the title sponsor of the Breeders’ Cup Filly &
Mare Turf.