Silent Sighs Sidelined Due to Bone Chips

Silent Sighs Sidelined Due to Bone Chips
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Santa Anita Oaks winner Silent Sighs sidelined for four months.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wygod's grade I winner Silent Sighs will be sidelined for at least the next four months after being diagnosed with bone chips in both front ankles, trainer Julio Canani said. The California-bred filly most recently finished 10th of 11 in the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

"She has two chips in the left (ankle) and one in the right," Canani said. "She'll have surgery (to remove them) on either Wednesday or Thursday. Her ankles are still tight and cold, but the chips are there. She's not in any pain, which is good. (The chips) are in good places, too, so they just have to go in and out."

Silent Sighs, a 3-year-old bay daughter of Benchmark and the Bertrando mare Quiet Romance, won the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I), Sunshine Millions Oaks and California Breeders' Championship Stakes, and also finished second in the Cal Cup Juvenile Fillies. Overall she's won four of six starts for earnings of $442,700.

Canani said Silent Sighs will recuperate over the summer at her owners' River Edge Farm in Buellton, Calif.

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