Venezuelan champion Bambera, who’s been training steadily at Calder since December for a date with destiny in the Apple Blossom at Oaklawn, worked a bullet 5f in 1:01 flat Sunday—fastest of 16 at the distance. Her trainer, Gustavo Delgado, who’d left her in the care of Pablo Andrade at Calder, watched the work after arriving here a week ago Sunday to oversee the mare’s final preparations. Delgado will now take the daughter of Water Poet–considered by many to be the best horse out of Venezuela—to Oaklawn to acclimatize to the surface she’ll race on. Although the mare is a multiple Group 1 winner in Venezuela, her races there do not qualify for Group 1 status on the international stage as Venezuela is a “Part II” country in International Cataloguing Standards. The most recent black type race on her resume is the Clasico del Caribe—the Caribbean Derby—that she won in Puerto Rico Dec. 6, 2009, before arriving in the States. The video clip directly below was shot on March 6, 2010. Below that is a video of Delgado before the Clasico de Caribe, shot Nov. 20, 2009.
(Just got word that the video directly below is from elcaballista.com. Thanks!)