(Abscond gets final prep for BC Juvenile Fillies Turf / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland)
From the Keeneland Media Team:
Apogee Bloodstock and Mike Anderson Racing’s Abscond, pre-entered in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) at Santa Anita on Nov. 1, had her final breeze for the race on the Keeneland dirt just after 9 a.m. Friday.
With exercise rider Damien Rock in the saddle for trainer Eddie Kenneally, Abscond clocked the half-mile in 48.80 and galloped out 5 furlongs in 1:02. (Click here for a video of the work.)
“She worked super and is coming into the race perfectly,” Kenneally said. “We have been breezing her on the dirt at Keeneland (since spring), and she has been doing so well that we didn’t want to change anything. Seven days out is good timing.”
Abscond is scheduled to leave for Santa Anita on a 4:30 a.m. flight from Louisville on Saturday. She will return to Keeneland for the November Breeding Stock Sale in which she is Hip 1004 in the Nov. 8 session and cataloged as a racing prospect.
Kenneally said the daughter of Blame gave indications that she would be a superior runner before winning her career debut on July 21 at Ellis Park.
“It was her demeanor, her action and professional attitude with everything she does, and sure enough she went out and won her first race like a professional,” he said. “She showed us she has the right mind for the game.”
In her second start, Abscond was runner-up in the Bolton Landing at Saratoga to Kimari, who won Keeneland’s Indian Summer was pre-entered in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G1). Abscond then became a Grade 1 winner with her game victory in the Natalma at Woodbine on Sept. 15.