Le Mi Geaux
came out of her surprise Opening Day victory in the Grade 3 Schuylerville in
fine form, reported trainer Rick Dutrow, Jr., and most likely will make her
next start in the Grade 1 Spinaway on September 5.
“I spoke with her owner [Lansdon B. Robbins, III] in Kentucky after the race,
and yes, he said, ‘I told you so’,” said Dutrow, who entered the race only at
Robbins’ behest. “I guess [the Spinaway] should be [her next start]. She’ll
meet much tougher fillies in the Spinaway.”
In earning her second victory from three starts – and
giving sire First Samurai his first stakes winner – Le Mi Geaux completed the
six furlongs in a tepid 1:13.67 over the sloppy track, the slowest at the
distance in the stakes’ 92-year history.
“I didn’t even look at the time,” said Dutrow. “We
were lucky enough to win the race, so I don’t want to dissect it. We were happy
with her first race [a third-place finish at Churchill Downs] and her next two