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Kentucky Oaks Victress Pretty Mischievous Pleases Walsh In Acorn Tune-Up

Pretty Mischievous, inside of Gilmore, drills a half mile at Belmont in her final drill for the Acorn (G1)

Godolphin's Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Pretty Mischievous put together her final piece of work in preparation for Friday's $500,000 Acorn (G1), working a half-mile Saturday on the Belmont Park main track for trainer Brendan Walsh.

Under mostly cloudy skies, the Into Mischief bay visited the main track at about 6:45 a.m. (ET) and covered four furlongs in :47.87 in company to the inside of multiple graded stakes-placed stablemate Gilmore [:47.87].

Walsh expressed satisfaction with the move and said Pretty Mischievous is a filly that does things easily.

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

Prior to her Kentucky Oaks conquest, Pretty Mischevious was second to Southlawn in the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks on March 25 at its namesake track after triumphs in the Grade 2 Rachel Alexandra and Untapable at the New Orleans oval.

The Acorn, which is run at a one-turn 1 1/16 miles for sophomore fillies, will be Pretty Mischievous' first start going one turn since she defeated winners in a seven-furlong allowance optional claimer on October 30 at Churchill Downs. She won her debut going 6 1/2 furlongs over the same surface.

Walsh expressed no concern in cutting back to one turn.

“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.”

A Kentucky homebred, Pretty Mischievous is out of the Grade 1-winning Tapit mare Pretty City Dancer and is a direct descendant of influential matriarch La Troienne.

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