03/16/2012 3:03PM

My Miss Aurelia back in training; The Factor confirmed for Dubai trip

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Justin N. Lane
My Miss Aurelia's shin is completely healed, according to co-owner George Bolton.

My Miss Aurelia, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2011, has resumed light training at The Vinery near Ocala, Fla., and is scheduled to begin galloping on Monday, co-owner George Bolton said Friday. If all goes well, Bolton said, My Miss Aurelia might be ready to race sometime early this summer.

My Miss Aurelia came out of her win in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies with a shin injury, and she has been slow to rev up for a 2012 campaign. But Bolton said the shin problem has “completely healed,” and that My Miss Aurelia is sound, healthy, and happy.

“Getting this time off, away from a racetrack environment early in the year, could turn out to be a real blessing in the long run,” Bolton said.

My Miss Aurelia’s conditioning is being overseen by Ian Brennan. Bolton said the filly has been swimming in an Aquaciser for three weeks and jogging at The Vinery’s training track.

“She’s grown three inches taller and four inches longer over the winter,” said Bolton. Brennan “thinks she’ll come around quickly, but we’re going to let her tell us when she’s ready to run.”

Trained by Steve Asmussen and co-owned by Stonestreet Stables, My Miss Aurelia, a Smart Strike filly, won all four of her starts at 2, capping her campaign with a three-length victory over Grace Hall in the Breeders’ Cup.

* Bolton also confirmed that The Factor, the West Coast-based sprinter trained by Bob Baffert, is headed to Dubai to contest the Golden Shaheen on March 31, Dubai World Cup night.