Monday, June 6, 2011
Working seven furlongs over the Hollywood Park turf course on June 5, Bourbon Bay recorded a time of 1:26.80 in preparation for Saturday’s G1 Charles Whittingham Memorial H. “He went well, reported trainer Neil Drysdale after the drill. The five-year-old gelding, who began the year with a win in the Jan. 178 G2 San Marcos S. and was anose second in the Feb. 19 G2 San Luis Obispo, is looking to rebound from an 11th placed effort in the Mar. 26 G1 Dubai Sheema Classic last time out. Drysdale, a former Whittingham assistant, has won the race named after the legendary trainer six times. He last won in 2008 with Artiste Royal, who, like Bourbon Bay, was owned by David and Jill Heerensperger.