My Miss Aurelia Breezes, Doubtful for Test
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 8/19/2012 8:43:28 PM
Last Updated: 8/21/2012 2:27:53 PM

My Miss Aurelia
Photo: Coglianese Photos

Trainer Steve Asmussen expressed satisfaction with the breeze by My Miss Aurelia Aug. 19 at Saratoga Race Course. But he said he'd like to give last year's champion 2-year-old filly more time between her win in the Mandy's Gold Aug. 8 at Saratoga and her next start, making her doubtful for the Test (gr. I) Aug. 25.

The 3-year-old daughter of Smart Strike   worked five furlongs on the training track in 1:02.99.

"With the way the first race went, (we want) a couple of works before we make a decision (on her next race)," Asmussen said. "She ran impressively (in the Mandy's Gold), but she didn't go back to her right lead. I'm extremely pleased with how she went this morning."

My Miss Aurelia, who races for her breeder, Stonestreet Stables, and George Bolton, is unbeaten in five starts. The Mandy's Gold was her first start since defeating Grace Hall in the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) last November at Churchill Downs.

Stonestreet homebred Teen Pauline, who breezed six furlongs in 1:12.85 on the main track on Sunday, is under consideration for the Spinaway (gr. I) Sept. 2. The 2-year-old filly has made one start, winning by 4 3/4 lengths July 25.

"She worked very well today," Asmussen said. "A very impressive filly. With her work today, we asked something of her off of her maiden win, and it allows us an opportunity with the Spinaway in mind."



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