Grade I winner Zo Impressive was resting comfortably in her stall Aug. 19, the day after suffering a condylar fracture in her right front leg while running fourth in the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course in New York.
Trainer Tom Albertrani said the gray 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun will be sent this week to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington for surgery to repair the damage, after which a decision will be made on her racing future.
"She's actually getting around the stall pretty good," Albertrani said. "She's just in a pressure bandage right now. It's amazing. She had a good night. She's standing square in her stall and she's got her head out. She doesn't seem stressed out at all about it.
"We'll ship her to Kentucky in the next couple of days. She's got a condylar fracture, but fortunately it didn't go spiraling up the leg. It kind of just displaced right off the bottom. We'll see how surgery goes and go from there."
A Live Oak Plantation homebred, Zo Impressive has been first or second in six of her seven lifetime starts, winning the Mother Goose (gr. I) at Belmont Park June 23. She was runner-up to Alabama winner Questing in the TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) at Saratoga July 21.
"She's got a good nature about her," Albertrani said. "If you look at her, she acts like there's nothing wrong with her. She ought to be a good patient. It should hopefully be a simple procedure and she comes out of it OK. We'll see what the next steps are."