Pretty Mischievous Drills Towards Acorn

Pretty Mischievous working inside of Gilmore June 3 | Susie Raisher

'TDN Rising Star' Pretty Mischievous (Into Mischief), last-start winner of the GI Longines Kentucky Oaks May 5, breezed a half-mile in :47.87 over the Belmont main track at 6:45 Saturday morning in advance of a start in Friday's GI Acorn S. at Belmont Park. The Godolphin homebred worked in the company of the dual graded-stakes placed Gilmore (Twirling Candy), who is expected for Saturday's GI Woody Stephens S. on the Belmont S. undercard.

Trainer Brendan Walsh was duly pleased with his filly's final serious piece of work.

“That's typical of her,” Walsh commented. “I think she even went :47 4/5 in her work before the Oaks as well. She's been doing well since then. Everything seems spot on for her.”

The Acorn will be contested over a one-turn 8 1/2 furlongs for the first time this year, having been lengthened from a mile, and Walsh is not concerned about the cutback to one bend.

“I don't think it'll be a problem at all,” Walsh said. “It should work out well for her. She has plenty of natural speed, which is required in this type of race.”

Gilmore was runner-up in the GIII Bay Shore S. at Aqueduct Apr. 8 and cuts back to a sprint off a sound third in the GII Pat Day Mile at Churchill May 6.

“I thought he worked great, too. That was a great work for him,” Walsh said. “He's not the most generous worker in the morning, but he worked fine. I didn't want him to go head-to-head with her because I thought they would have gone too fast.”


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