11/04/2016 12:16PM

Minor injury forces Victory to Victory out of Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

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Michael Burns
Natalma Stakes winner Victory to Victory will get some rest in Kentucky, then be sent to Florida for the winter.

ARCADIA, Calif. - Victory to Victory was scratched from Friday’s $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita because of a splint bone injury, trainer Mark Casse said.

“She popped a splint the other day,” Casse said Friday. “It’s been biting her the last few days. It’s nothing serious. She’ll miss a few weeks of training.”

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Victory to Victory won the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine on Sept. 18 to earn a fees-paid berth in the BC Juvenile Fillies Turf. She was 12-1 on the track's morning line for the one-mile race.

“She’s a super filly and a Grade 1 winner,” Casse said. “We won’t take any chances.”

Owned by Live Oak Plantation, Victory to Victory will be sent to Kentucky next week for a rest. She is scheduled to be sent to Florida for the winter, Casse said.

“She’ll probably go to Live Oak for a couple of weeks,” Casse said.