Photo: NYRA, Adam Coglianese
who ran her career record to a perfect 8-0 in Saturday’s Grade 1 Gazelle,
emerged from her 5 ¼-length victory in good order, trainer Chad Brown reported
“She looks good this morning,” said Brown, who conditions
last year’s juvenile filly champion for Frank Stronach.
“We’ll watch her all week, and then send her down to Palm Meadows
on Thursday. There’s a race for her down there [Sunshine Millions] at the
end of January.”
Brown, who took over Awesome Feather’s training after Stronach
purchased her for $2.3 million following her 6-for-6 campaign in 2010,
continues to be impressed with the heart and courage displayed by the compact
daughter of Awesome of Course.
“She’s a horse with tremendous heart,” he said.
“You can’t train that into them. She’s a quiet killer; around
the barn, she’ll walk around with her head down, but in the heat of
battle, she turns into a piranha. She knows when to turn it off and when to
turn it on.”