Trainer Ken McPeek said Alcibiades Stakes (gr. II) winner She's A Devil Due, who finished third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), will bypass the $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) November 25 at Churchill Downs. Instead, the conditioner said the 2-year-old daughter of Devil His Due will be given some time off and be pointed toward a spring campaign, the major goals of which are the Ashland Stakes (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
"She'll get 45 days off," McPeek said. "She'll go back in training probably right after Christmas. I want to put a little weight on her right now. She'll go back in training at Gulfstream."
A $30,000 yearling purchase, She's A Devil Due was undefeated in four starts prior to the Breeders' Cup.
"She didn't eat up after she ran," McPeek said. "I think if you give her time off now, you've got a big window of time to get ready for the Ashland and the Oaks. I think if we run her again, and I think we could have if we had wanted to, and then give her time off it would make it more difficult to bring her back."