Virginia-bred Stellar Wind, champion 3-year-old filly of 2015, worked six furlongs in company under Victor Espinoza July 10 at Santa Anita Park in 1:14 1/5 in preparation for a rematch with three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder in the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar July 30.
Beholder and Stellar Wind ran one-two in the Vanity Mile (gr. I) at Santa Anita June 4.
John Sadler, who trains Stellar Wind for Hronis Racing, had Carnival Lights as her workmate. She was clocked in 1:15 4/5.
“It was an excellent work,” Espinoza said of Stellar Wind’s move. “She was brilliant today. Now she’s ready to go. The Vanity got her fit for the next race and even though it’s against Beholder, who’s a champ, too, you never know what will happen. Stellar Wind is doing great.”
The Vanity was Stellar Wind’s first race since Oct. 30, when she finished second by a neck in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Keeneland.
Reprinted from Bloodhorse.com