01/20/2013 5:35PM

Santa Anita: My Miss Aurelia goes slow and easy

Tom Keyser
The Santa Maria Stakes on Feb. 16 is one possibility for My Miss Aurelia's next start.

My Miss Aurelia, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2011, worked a half-mile in 50.20 seconds on Sunday at Santa Anita, her first workout since a third-place finish in the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes here on Dec. 26.

That loss may have cost My Miss Aurelia the title of champion 3-year-old filly of 2012. When Eclipse Award votes were announced on Saturday, Questing beat My Miss Aurelia by four first-place votes, 106-102.

Owned by George Bolton and Stonestreet Stable and trained by Steve Asmussen, My Miss Aurelia has the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park on April 12 as a springtime goal, Bolton said last week.

He said she is likely to have a prep race at Santa Anita, with the $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes over 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 16 and the $300,000 Santa Margarita Stakes over 1 1/8 miles on March 16 as possible options.