Trainer Steve Asmussen expressed
satisfaction with My Miss Aurelia’s
breeze on Sunday but said he’d like to give last year’s Champion Two-Year-Old
Filly more time between her win in the Mandy’s Gold on August 8 and her next
start, making her doubtful for the Grade 1 Test on August 25.
On Sunday, the 3-year-old
daughter of Smart Strike breezed five furlongs on the training track in
“With the way the first race
went, [we want] a couple of works before we make a decision [on her next race],”
said Asmussen. “She ran impressively [in the Mandy’s Gold], but she didn’t go
back to her right lead. I’m extremely pleased with how she went this
My Miss Aurelia, who races for
Stonestreet Stables and George Bolton, is unbeaten in five starts. The Mandy’s
Gold was her first start since defeating Grace Hall in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup
Juvenile Fillies last November.
Stonestreet’s Teen Pauline, who breezed six furlongs
in 1:12.85 on the main track on Sunday, is under consideration for the Grade 1
Spinaway on September 2. The 2-year-old filly has made one start, winning by 4 ¾
lengths on July 25.
“She worked very well today,”
said Asmussen. “A very impressive filly. With her work today, we asked something
of her off of her maiden win, and it allows us an opportunity with the Spinaway
Stonestreet also owns Grade 2
Adirondack heroine Kauai Katie and
August 6 debut winner Dreaming of
Julia. Todd Pletcher trains both Kauai Katie and Dreaming of Julia.