Dayatthespa doing well following QE II score, headed to Matriarch
Laymon indicated the Matriarch was next because the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita on November 2-3 will come too soon after the QE II.
"This was perfect to give her six weeks into this race," he remarked about the QE II, which Dayatthespa entered off a victory in the Riskaverse at Saratoga on August 31.
Brown, who scored his second fall meet stakes win following Balance the Books in the Grade 3 Bourbon on October 7, also sent out the QE II's fourth-place finisher, Martin Schwartz's Grade 1-winning Samitar. Dayatthespa and Samitar were scheduled to return to Brown's New York base on Sunday morning.
"Hopefully things will go well and we'll be back here in the spring," Laymon added, referring to Dayatthespa possible competing in the Grade 1 Jenny Wiley at 1 1/16 miles on the Keeneland turf.
"No pace," Matz said, referring to Dayatthespa's front-running tactics.
The sixth-place finish turned in by fellow Grade 1 victress Stephanie's Kitten puzzled trainer Wayne Catalano.
"She's fine. She scoped clean," Catalano explained. "We really don't know what happened. Maybe she didn't like the turf. Don't want to go to the Breeders' Cup off a race like that. We'll let her get over that race."
Glenn Brookfield, assistant to trainer Al Stall Jr., said Treasured Up was fine Sunday morning after her seventh-place finish but there were no plans for her next start.
"She is going to get a little break; have some R and R," Brookfield stated.
Also heading back to New York Sunday morning was Tannery, who finished eighth and last.
"She bled a little bit, but otherwise she's fine," said Sharon Huston, assistant to trainer Alan Goldberg. "I'm not sure what's next for her. The slow pace hurt her yesterday. She needs a faster pace to close in to."
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