09/12/2014 12:15PM

Cozmic One, Zenyatta’s first foal, puts in timed work

Barbara D. Livingston
Cozmic One, Zenyatta's first foal, completed his first timed workout Friday at Belmont Park, going a half-mile in 49.45 seconds.

ELMONT, N.Y. – Cozmic One, the first foal out of the champion mare Zenyatta, worked a half-mile in 49.45 seconds Friday morning over Belmont Park’s main track, his first official timed breeze.

Cozmic One, by Bernardini, worked in the middle of a trio of unraced 2-year-olds that included the El Corredor filly Shazara and the Smart Strike colt Smart Transition. Smart Transition, by Smart Strike, is out of the Brazilian-bred mare Zardana, best known for beating 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra in the New Orleans Ladies Stakes at Fair Grounds in March 2010.

The trio went their first eighth in 12.44 and got their final three furlongs in 37.01. They galloped out five furlongs in 1:02.40.

John Shirreffs, who trains Cozmic One for owners-breeders Jerry and Ann Moss, said it is “very much our plan” to run Cozmic One as a 2-year-old. It remains undetermined whether that start would come at Belmont or Aqueduct or perhaps later in the year in Southern California.

“It’s really hard to say,” Shirreffs said when asked when he thought Cozmic One might be ready. “He’s changing. He’s losing his baby fat, getting fitter. At the same time, he’s doing a lot of miles. I don’t know at what point he’s going to start rebuilding his strength.”

Shirreffs said he has particularly liked the progress Cozmic One has made the last three weeks.

“He’s starting to think about what he’s doing, not looking around so much, he’s learning when the rider takes a hold not to go too fast and to listen to the rider,” Shirreffs said.

Kevlan Henry is the exercise rider for Cozmic One.

Shirreffs said he worked Cozmic One with two other horses to get him, and the other unraced 2-year-olds that were in that set, familiar with what is likely to occur during a race.

Also working Friday for Shirreffs was Stanwyck, who went five furlongs in 1:00.44 over the Belmont training track with jockey Rajiv Maragh up. Stanwyck, a half-sister to Shirreffs’ 2005 Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo, is being pointed to the Grade 1 Beldame here Sept. 27. Last fall, Stanwyck won the Grade 3 Turnback the Alarm over Belmont’s main track. Most recently, she finished third to Close Hatches in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign at Saratoga.

Shaukat Ali More than 1 year ago
Cosmic one out of jenyatta will give a classic in America
Shaukat Ali More than 1 year ago
Wonder filly turned mare will give through comic one surely a classic winner
Jeanne Johnson More than 1 year ago
He's too young - wait until he's three at least - he'll blow the competition out of the water then don't ruin him!
Walter More than 1 year ago
Will Sherriffs wait until Dmr to start this guy? Remember, it was always said that Zenyatta didn't really like the poly there.
Kalar Walters More than 1 year ago
I realize that not all racehorses from great lineages do well, but it would be extremely satisfying to see Z's first-born do well. I'm looking forward to watching Ziconic progress, too, and little Z14, nicknamed Princess Z. She was the largest foal of the three with War Front as sire. Each of them has a real shot at doing well.
Kalar Walters More than 1 year ago
Run for little sis, Coz! She'll be watching you! Still breaks my heart to think of her accident in Oct. 2014 at 6 months. :( God rest her little soul.
Pagani Zonda More than 1 year ago
Waiting for that $3000 yearling purchase to hammer this one in his debut. I don't wish ill, but with all the hype surrounding this one, I would not be surprised.
mike More than 1 year ago
I would be very suprised.
Neva Kubik More than 1 year ago
Why do you want to be so mean?
Pagani Zonda More than 1 year ago
I wasn't trying to be mean. Just pointing out that this colt is getting a ton of press, and there are many other 2 year olds still out of the public eye who could run better.
mike More than 1 year ago
Think he has the makings of a great horse,providing he remains sound.
JDS0810 More than 1 year ago
Her Tapit foal will be next to the track next year...I am looking fwd to seeing all of her babies excel at the track. I wonder which one inherits "the dance..."
John Sondereker More than 1 year ago
All of these connections deserve the best of luck with this colt. They have given a lot to racing. I had Giacomo in the Derby and saw Zenyatta race many times. Top horses so good for the game.
Greg More than 1 year ago
Breed her to War Front and pray for a filly.
Jacqueline Schumacher More than 1 year ago
Wow, you're good. You must be psychic...or something.
Heidi Kreizinger More than 1 year ago
Yep, I think you should set up shop for psychic readings.
JDS0810 More than 1 year ago
Yes, wow amazing crystal ball....amazing... http://www.drf.com/news/zenyatta-delivers-war-front-filly
Pagani Zonda More than 1 year ago
Kalar Walters More than 1 year ago
Is that called post-cognitive?
Greg More than 1 year ago
Breed the mare to a real sire come on Moss
Michael Shea More than 1 year ago
You certainly are some sort of noob or troll. She also has a colt by Tapit and a filly by War Front.
mike More than 1 year ago
He's an idiot.