Fiona’s Magic

A Florida home-bred for Marilyn Campbell’s Stonehedge LLC and a graduate of the early training at her Stonehedge Farm South in Williston, Fla., Fiona’s Magic galloped a mile-and-three-eighths under Alejandro Mariano for trainer Michael Yates at 9:30 a.m.

With rain chances in the long-range forecast at better than 50% for Friday, Yates was asked how an off track would affect his filly, who finished second in her debut on a track listed as good.

“I hate to run on an off track with any of my horses,” Yates said. “Today she looked good out there [over a track rated as ‘good’].”


Leslie’s Rose

Owned by Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm in Ocala, Fla., where she also received her early education, Leslie’s Rose galloped a mile-and-a-quarter during the 7:30-7:45 a.m. training session for horses eyeing the Kentucky Derby or the Kentucky Oaks. Regular exercise rider Joel Osorio was aboard.


Ways and Means

A graduate of the early training program at de Meric Thoroughbred Sales in Ocala, Fla., Ways and Means galloped twice around the Churchill Downs track Tuesday morning.

“It was another good day of training,” trainer Chad Brown said.

Ways and Means was also scheduled to school in the paddock Tuesday.


Thorpedo Anna

A graduate of Kenny McPeek’s Silverleaf Hills Training Center in Summerfield, Fla., Thorpedo Anna went out Tuesday morning with her Oaks jockey, Brian Hernandez Jr., for trainer Kenny McPeek.

“She did the same thing as Mystik Dan, galloping a mile-and-a-half and then stood in the gate,” McPeek said.


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