11/03/2014 12:59PM

Pohdi Pohdi done for the year

Michael Burns
Pohdi Pohdi wins the Victorian Queen Stakes on Oct. 11 at Woodbine.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Pohdi Pohdi appeared poised for a big run as the morning-line favorite in the Fanfreluche Stakes on Oct. 26 at Woodbine, but she had to be scratched after flipping on her way over to the paddock. Trainer Robert Tiller said Pohdi Pohdi escaped the incident without serious injury, but will be given the rest of the year off.

“She will be okay,” he said. “She’s gone to the farm. That was an unfortunate accident, and it hurt, believe me. She had a little bit of bruising in her hip. She was fine three days later, but the vet wanted to walk her for two weeks, so we decided to stop on her for the year.”

With a better prognosis, Pohdi Pohdi may have been able to return for the seven-furlong Glorious Song Stakes on Nov. 22. But Tiller decided it would be best not to rush her back to the track.

“The time frame is the only thing that got in the way as far as having to run her seven-eighths,” he said. “There was no use rushing her for one more race. She’s a very good filly, and she will be fine.”