10/26/2009 11:00PM

Gozzip Girl will miss Breeders' Cup

Barbara D. Livingston
Trainer Tom Albertrani said Gozzip Girl will probably make her next start in 2010. "There are no plans at the moment," he said.

ARCADIA, Calif. - Gozzip Girl, winner of the Grade 1 American Oaks at Hollywood Park in July, will pass the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf on Nov. 6 after trainer Tom Albertrani said he was not happy with her condition.

Albertrani said Tuesday that Gozzip Girl has struggled to maintain weight in recent weeks and was not pre-entered for the BC Filly and Mare Turf on Monday. The Breeders' Cup was scheduled to announce the list of pre-entries for all races on Wednesday.

Gozzip Girl finished third in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland on Oct. 17 in her most recent start.

"There are no plans at the moment," Albertrani said. "We'll probably wait for next year. She lost some weight with the travel and tucked up a little bit. We felt we need to give her a little break. We haven't made any definite decisions right now, but we'll pass the Breeders' Cup."

Owned by Farnsworth Stables, Gozzip Girl has not won since the American Oaks. She was a troubled fourth in the Grade 1 Garden City Stakes on soft turf at Belmont Park on Sept. 12.

"She had a good season," Albertrani said. "Maybe the soft turf didn't suit her in her last two races."

Gozzip Girl has won 5 of 10 starts, including four stakes, and $847,194.