04/14/2011 4:41PM

Premier Pegasus to stay in stable two months before evaluation

Benoit & Associates
Premier Pegasus, with Alonso Quinonez up, wins the San Felipe.

ARCADIA, Calif. - Premier Pegasus, the winner of the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes in March who was withdrawn from the Sana Anita Derby on April 9 two days before the race because of injury, will remain at trainer Myung Kwon Cho's stable for at least two months and then have his injured foreleg reevaluated, according to assistant trainer Maria Ayala.

Premier Pegasus underwent surgery to have a stabilizing screw placed in the injured leg on April 8. "In two months, we'll see the X-ray and if everything is good, we can take out the screw," Ayala said.

Ayala said Premier Pegasus will remain at the stable to be monitored during that time. He could go to a local farm to continue his recuperation this summer. "I think three months will be enough time" at the track she said. "Then, I think two more months. The doctor said it's not too bad and it looks good."

She said that Premier Pegasus could resume training in September "is everything is okay."

Premier Pegasus has won 4 of 5 starts and $293,400.

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