Wonder Wheel Rolls a Bullet at Keeneland

October 21, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky.—D. J. Stable’s Wonder Wheel, winner of the Darley Alcibiades (G1) here on Oct. 7, worked a half-mile in :47.60 at 5:30 this morning when the main track opened for training.

With Elver Vargas aboard for trainer Mark Casse, Wonder Wheel produced fractions of :24.40, :36, :47.60 and out 5 furlongs in :59.80. The work was the fastest of 34 at the half-mile distance.

Working later for D. J. Stable and Casse was Nownownow Stakes winner Webslinger, who breezed a half-mile on the turf in :48.60 in preparation for a likely engagement in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) on Nov. 4.

Also working on the turf was Augustin Stable’s Delight for trainer Jonathan Thomas.

Winner of the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G2) here on Oct. 7, Delight worked a half-mile in company in :50.40 as she prepared for an expected start in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) on Nov. 4. 

“That was a good piece of work,” Thomas said. “The filly that worked inside of her (stakes winner Born Dapper) is no slouch. I was very pleased with it. We’ll take it.” …

Working on the dirt for trainer Chad Brown was Klaravich Stables’ Free Look, runner-up in the Miss Grillo (G2) in her most recent start. Working in company with multiple graded stakes winner Dolce Zel (FR), Free Look covered a half-mile in :49.20. Free Look also is a candidate for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

Keeneland Press Release
Photo: Wonder Wheel -captured the G1 Darley Alcibiades October 7 at Keeneland. Coady Photo

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