In her final breeze at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on Mar. 31, Champion Older Dirt Mare Forever Unbridled drilled five furlongs in 59.60 on Thursday morning for trainer Dallas Stewart.
The 6-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song recorded eighth-mile fractions of 12.40, 22.40, 36.60, 48.20 and galloped out 1:12.60. Stewart generally kept her on a steady work schedule typically working her every Friday morning, but this time he decided to send her to the track earlier than usual.
“That finishes up our works here,” Stewart said. “Maybe we’ll go over there and work an easy half mile. I moved it up because she’s just been doing great. She’s been tearing the barn down, bucking and kicking in the afternoons. We just moved her up so she can have an extra day of galloping here. It was a great work, just like she’s been going. She stepped out nicely the last quarter.”
In Stewart’s 21 years of training Thoroughbreds, Forever Unbridled will be the first one that he will saddle in Dubai.
“I’ve always wanted to go but you got to have a good enough horse,” Stewart said. “It’s a long way and it’s a great race. We’re thankful that they invited us and hopefully we’ll meet the challenge.”
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Forever Unbridled has proven herself to be well-traveled in her 17-race career having won eight races, all of which took place over different surfaces. She has won five Grade I races including last year’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Del Mar, which was her most recent start.
Forever Unbridled is scheduled to ship out on Monday, Mar. 19.
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