Wuheida Works Towards Filly & Mare Turf


Wuheida | Coady photography

Godolphin’s Wuheida (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), scratched from an intended appearance in Keeneland’s GI Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Oct. 14 due to a bruised hoof, breezed five furlongs Tuesday in 1:04.80 over a yielding Keeneland turf course and remains on track for an appearance in the GI Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf Nov. 4. Exercise rider Kirsty Milczarek was in the irons for the move.

“She has missed a bit of work so we wanted to get her back on the turf and have a stretch,” said Tim Denniff, Wuheida’s traveling lad. “We weren’t doing anything too hard today. We are happy. We got exactly what we wanted today.”

Trained by Charlie Appleby, Wuheida won the 2016 G1 Prix Marcel Boussac and gave a good account herself when fourth, beaten a half-length, by Rhododendron (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in a soft-turf renewal of the G1 Prix de l’Opera at Chantilly Oct. 1. The homebred daughter of Hibaayeb (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}) is booked on a California-bound flight Wednesday.

“I will speak to Charlie tonight and see what he wants (for training in California),” Denniff said. “She will have a couple of easy days after the flight, and then probably a couple pieces of work and a breeze.


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