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Ashland Winner Karlovy Vary Oaks Bound

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Karlovy Vary, winner of Saturday’s Ashland Stakes (G1) at Keeneland, will make her next start in the Kentucky Oaks (G1).

Alex J. Campbell Jr.’s homebred was doing well on Sunday, according to Keeneland Publicity, the day after she scored a front-running win under James Graham in the 75th running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) at odds of 15-1.

“That’s where she’ll go as long as everything is good,” trainer Rusty Arnold said.

The Central Bank Ashland marked the first stakes win for Karlovy Vary, a daughter of Dynaformer.  Campbell also raced the filly’s dam, The Right Pew, a daughter of Pulpit, whose offspring can be a bit temperamental.

“She has her moments,” Arnold said about Karlovy Vary. “She’s got a little Pulpit in her, which is kind of a twofold situation. The Pulpits are great because they can run, but they can get a little wound up. She has those moments.”

The filly will remain at Keeneland for about another two weeks before shipping to Churchill, where she will have about two weeks before the Kentucky Oaks.

“Her last two works will be at Churchill,” Arnold said.

Keeneland Publicity contributed to this report.

Karlovy Vary/Keeneland photo