08/17/2014 12:53PM

Fashion Plate scratched from Rancho Bernardo Handicap

Tom Keyser
Fashion Plate will now be pointed to the Sept. 27 Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita.

DEL MAR, Calif. - Fashion Plate, the winner of two Grade 1 races for 3-year-old fillies earlier this year, was withdrawn from Sunday’s $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap at Del Mar because of a recent bout with colic, trainer Simon Callaghan said.

Callaghan said Fashion Plate was diagnosed with colic late Friday night and that she was treated with a tranquilizer, which prevented her from starting in the Grade 3 Rancho Bernardo.

“She got a bit of colic two nights ago, but she’s fine now,” Callaghan said. “She was getting a bit antsy. To prevent any potential issues, we gave her a bit of [tranquilizer]. Because of that, she can’t run.”

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Callaghan said that Fashion Plate had sufficiently recovered to jog on Sunday morning. He said the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes over 1 1/16 miles for fillies and mares at Santa Anita on Sept. 27 is a new goal for Fashion Plate. The Grade 1 Zenyatta Stakes would be Fashion Plate’s first start against older fillies and mares.

Owned by Michael Tabor and Arnold Zetcher, Fashion Plate has won 3 of 7 starts and earned $469,250. She won the Grade 1 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita in Feb. 1 and the Grade Santa Anita Oaks on April 5. Fashion Plate was later 11th in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 2 and ninth in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7.