12/29/2008 12:00AM

No surgery for Indyanne


ARCADIA, Calif. - Indyanne who was pulled up in the stretch of Saturday's Grade 1 Santa Monica Handicap with a sesamoid injury, will not require surgery and could be sent to Kentucky in early January to be bred, trainer Greg Gilchrist said on Sunday.

Indyanne was fighting for the lead when she broke down. Gilchrist said the 3-year-old filly did not suffer injuries as severe as originally thought, which negated the need for surgery. Indyanne will be confined to stall rest until her condition improves, Gilchrist said.

Indyanne won three stakes, and 5 of 8 starts and $449,870 for owner John Sikura. She won two Grade 3 stakes earlier this year - the Azalea Stakes at Calder and the TCA Stakes at Keeneland.