Haveyougoneaway might train up to Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint

August 28, 2016 10:23am

Gary Barber and Sequel Racing's Haveyougoneaway came out of her stretch-running victory in Saturday's $500,000 Ballerina in good order, reported Tom Morley, who captured the first Grade 1 win of his nascent training career.
"She's tired this morning, but she came out of it in great shape," said Morley, who has now saddled the 5-year-old mare to three consecutive stakes wins since acquiring her in the spring, including the Grade 2 Honorable Miss earlier at the meet.
In picking up her 11th win from 26 starts, Haveyougoneaway ran seven furlongs in 1:21.63 seconds, the fastest edition of the Ballerina since Lady Tak set the stakes record of 1:21 in 2004. She received a lifetime-best Beyer Speed Figure of 99 and earned a fees-paid berth in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint November 5.
"There's not much else for her to run in this year," Morley noted. "You win the Ballerina, you better show up in California for the Breeders' Cup. I'm not worried about the track [at Santa Anita] but it can be very speed-favoring, but at the same time, she sat close to the pace yesterday; she doesn't need to be a long way behind. At the moment, my inclination is to train her up to it. She's run three times in quick succession, she's won three stakes, won twice at the meet at Saratoga. She's a very, very straightforward filly, so I'd like to make sure I go there with a fresh filly. I'm still learning how to train her a little bit, and she seems to be enjoying what we're doing."

Source: NYRA Communications


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