10/11/2012 3:32PM

Belmont Park: Munnings Sister might step up to Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint

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Barclay Tagg trainers Munnings Sister, a 3-year-old full sister to the stakes winner Munnings.

ELMONT, N.Y. - Trainer Barclay Tagg may have a second horse join Jersey Town on an Oct. 30 flight to California for the Breeders' Cup, as he plans to point Munnings Sister to the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint.

Munnings Sister, a 3-year-old full sister to the stakes winner Munnings, won the Dream Supreme overnight stakes here on Sunday by a half-length. It was her first start for Tagg and her first start at seven furlongs.

“I was very pleased with her,” Tagg said. “I didn’t think she’d win it and she did come out of it really well. She’s got a multitude of problems too.”

Tagg said that when Munnings Sister first came to him this summer she was suffering from neck problems to the point where she could not turn her head.

Tagg wasn’t necessarily thinking about running Munnings Sister in the Breeders’ Cup, but owner Charles Fipke told him, “Let’s strike while the iron’s hot,” Tagg said.

With no graded stakes points, Munnings Sister would likely get into the Filly and Mare Sprint only if the race does not overfill.