Weemissfrankie, third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at
Churchill Downs on Friday, may start again this year, and has the
Kentucky Oaks at Churchill on May 4 as a long-term goal, trainer Peter
Eurton said on Sunday.
Weemissfrankie was beaten nine lengths by My Miss Aurelia in the
Juvenile Fillies, the first loss of her four-race career. Earlier this
year, Weemissfrankie won a maiden race and two Grade 1 races – the Del
Mar Debutante and Oak Leaf Stakes at Santa Anita.
Eurton said that Weemissfrankie could return for the $250,000
Hollywood Starlet Stakes over 1 1/16 miles at Hollywood Park on Dec. 10,
or be rested for the 3-year-old fillies stakes at the Santa Anita
“We’ll map out a plan,” Eurton said. “The whole idea is to think of
next year’s [Kentucky] Oaks. The Breeders’ Cup was our goal after the
[Del Mar] Debutante. We have to pick and choose our spots.