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Letruska Ready to Roll in Juddmonte Spinster

October 9, 2021

St. George Stable’s Letruska jogged once around the main track Saturday morning as she readied herself for a run in Sunday’s $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1).

A winner of four consecutive races, including three Grade 1s, Letruska schooled in the Paddock during Friday afternoon’s third race and was a bundle of energy.

“That is normal for her,” trainer Fausto Gutierrez said. “We like to school two or three days before a race and on race day, she is good.”

Since winning the Personal Ensign (G1) Presented by Lia Infiniti on Aug. 28 at Saratoga, Letruska has recorded two bullet works here in preparation for the Juddmonte Spinster. The stakes will serve as her final prep race for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) at Del Mar on Nov. 6.

“I like to spend a lot of time here, and she knows this track very well,” said Gutierrez, who initially brought Letruska to Keeneland in May after she defeated champion Monomoy Girl in the Apple Blossom (G1) at Oaklawn Park.

Letruska did the bulk of her work here prior to winning the Ogden Phipps (G1) at Belmont in June and the Personal Ensign.