Gary Barber and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ In Lingerie came out of her
two-length victory in Sunday’s Grade 1 Spinster in good order, according to
Michael Dilger, assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher.
“She’s fine this morning,” Dilger said of In Lingerie, who gave the Pletcher
barn its meet co-leading third victory, which includes two stakes wins. “They
are going to make a decision today on whether to stay here or go to California
(for the Breeders’ Cup).”
The victory in the Spinster earned In Lingerie a berth in the Breeders’ Cup
Ladies’ Classic to be run November 2 on dirt. In Lingerie has won all three of
her starts on Polytrack. She has won the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan on dirt at
Pimlico and placed in two Grade 1s this summer on the dirt at Saratoga.
“There is a plane leaving Louisville Tuesday for California,” Dilger said.
“We already have Love and Pride (Ladies’ Classic) and Turbo Compressor
(Breeders’ Cup Turf) at Santa Anita with (assistant) Michael McCarthy.
Left in In Lingerie’s wake Sunday was defending race champion Aruna, who
finished sixth, beaten 6 3/4 lengths.
“She came back fine and didn’t have any excuses,” said Heather Craig,
assistant to trainer Graham Motion. “She will stay here for a while.”
Ben Colebrook, assistant to trainer Christophe Clement, said that Spinster
runner-up Mystical Star came out of the race fine and that future plans were
undetermined for the filly, who is owned by Cheyenne Stables. Prior to the
Spinster, Mystical Star had won her two starts at Keeneland.
Third-place finisher Upperline also exited the race well, according to Hilary
Pridham, assistant to trainer Mike Stidham. Upperline gave the Stidham barn a
second Grade 1 placing over the weekend, coming on the heels of Willcox Inn’s
runner-up finish to Wise Dan in Saturday’s Shadwell Turf Mile.
Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Balance the Books, last-to-first
winner of Sunday’s Grade 3 Bourbon, was doing well Monday morning, according to
Sean Ryan, assistant to trainer Chad Brown. The victory earned Balance the Books
a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf to be run November 3.