09/23/2013 4:31PM

Belmont Park: My Miss Aurelia sharp in drill

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Tom Keyser
Three-time Grade 1 winner My Miss Aurelia breezed five furlongs in 1:00.78 at Belmont Park on Monday.

ELMONT, N.Y. – The champion and three-time Grade 1 winner My Miss Aurelia took another step toward a return to racing with a sharp five-furlong, in-company work Monday over the Belmont Park training track.

Working with the unstarted 2-year-old filly Flatbow, My Miss Aurelia went in 1:00.78, with her final three furlongs in 35.90 seconds. She galloped out six furlongs in 1:14.33. It was her first five-eighths breeze since being sent to Pletcher last month at Saratoga.

My Miss Aurelia, the 2011 juvenile filly champion, has not raced since finishing third in the Azeri Stakes in March at Oaklawn Park. She came out of that race with a badly bruised foot and was given time off to recover.

George Bolton, who co-owns the filly with Stonestreet Stable, said the goal is to try to race once or twice more this year, with the objective of running her as a 5-year-old next year.

“Our goal is to have her big this fall and run next year,” Bolton said.

Said trainer Todd Pletcher: “Based on what I’ve seen, she’s in phenomenal condition and has had a terrific attitude. Everything’s gone well so far.”

Margaret Wright More than 1 year ago
I love this filly. I'll be rooting for her the whole way. Good luck MMA!
Terri Bey More than 1 year ago
Great to see her back. I had been concerned about her. :)