Monomoy Girl 'has a little ways to go' before race plans form

May 16, 2019 02:39pm
Monomoy Girl, the reigning 3-year-old champion filly, is nearing a return to training following a colic scare that led her to be turned out at WinStar Farm in Lexington, Ky.

“It won’t be long before she’s back under tack," trainer Brad Cox told hosts of the Horse Racing Talk podcast.

Cox said he visited the daughter of Tapizar, last seen winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff. The victory completed a season in which Monomoy Girl's only defeat in seven starts came via disqualification.

She was working toward a return in the La Troienne (G1) on Kentucky Derby day before showing signs of discomfort.

As far as a new race target, "We don’t really have anything circled or really looking at anything yet," Cox said. "She has a little ways to go, but as far as her physical well-being, she looks amazing, and she’s really moving forward and doing well.”

Once back on track, a repeat in the Breeders' Cup Distaff, this year run at Santa Anita Park, is the likely goal. Saratoga's Aug. 24 Personal Ensign (G1) and Keeneland's Oct. 6 Spinster (G1) are both "Win and You're In" races toward the Distaff in the eastern half of the country.


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