The Fugue pleased her team as she enjoyed a routine breeze
Last Updated: 30/10/13 10:45am
The Fugue: Jogged around the track
Breeders' Cup Turf favourite The Fugue pleased her travelling team as she enjoyed a routine breeze at Santa Anita.
A luckless third on her previous visit to California, when a hot favourite for last year's Filly & Mare Turf, John Gosden's four-year-old will this time take on the colts over the longer distance of a mile and a half.
She has enjoyed an excellent campaign in Europe this year, winning the Yorkshire Oaks and the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, and arrived in America on Monday night.
Taking to the track at 6.45am, just as dawn was breaking, The Fugue sported four bright blue protective bandages on her legs and a distinctive black breast girth.
She enjoyed a gentle jog in the hands of Gary Forster and Gosden's travelling head lad, Les Reynolds, expressed his satisfaction afterwards.
Reynolds said: "We took her onto the main track where she just jogged around for a circuit, which is the same routine as when she was here last year. She then went round the paddock a couple of times.
"We're very happy with her. She shipped in great and we're delighted with the way she's travelled. She was very alert when she got into the barn last night."
Gosden is expected to arrive at Santa Anita on Wednesday morning, with big-race pilot William Buick due in on the same day.