Trainer Chad Brown has chosen the Grade 3 $100,000 Eatontown
Handicap as the second race back for Dayatthespa since the Grade 1
Matriarch Stakes (Nov. 25,
2012 at Hollywood Park), where she cut herself while attempting to jump
the fence along the backstretch.
won by an impressive four lengths in her first race back after her
injury in a stakes event at Belmont (May 5), and Brown hopes that
she will continue to flourish in the mile and a sixteenth turf test
was a scary moment in the Matriarch,” said Brown, “but she’s managed to
overcome and come back from that. We’re really pleased with her
She seems to be rounding right back into form.”
4-year-old filly by City Zip out of M’Lady Doc, Dayatthespa has won six
of her last seven races including the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II
Cup and a pair of Grade 3’s all over the grass. In ten career starts
Dayatthespa has raked in $633,892 while racing under the colors Jerry
Frankel, Ronald Frankel, Steve Laymon, and Bradley Thoroughbreds.
she has not tried Monmouth’s turf course, Chad Brown believes the
Eatontown provides a great chance for DayattheSpa to perpetuate her
coming in really well, she’s training great,” Brown said. “The
Eatontown is just the next logical spot. Monmouth usually has a nice
turf course, which she really likes, so we chose to run her here.”
Jockey Paco Lopez gets the call aboard Dayatthespa in the Eatontown, which goes as race 11 on a 12-race card on Saturday.