08/15/2011 3:11PM

Saratoga: Asmussen keeps all options open for My Miss Aurelia

Barbara D. Livingston
Trainer Steve Asmussen says it's too early to tell when and where My Miss Aurelia will run next after she was all-out to win Sunday's Adirondack.

For Steve Asmussen, the day after a hard race is not the time for making definitive decisions on where a horse will make her next start. So, while My Miss Aurelia appeared to come out of her neck victory in Sunday’s Adirondack Stakes in good order, Asmussen was typically non-committal on whether the Grade 1 Spinaway on Sept. 4 would be her next start.

“Very proud of her race and all options are open,’’ Asmussen said Monday morning. “To say what that took out of her or where you’re at, I ain’t got a crystal ball. It depends on a million things. She did what was asked of her yesterday. It was a tougher race than I expected. The other filly ran great.’’

My Miss Aureila, owned by Stonestreet Stable and Jess Jackson, ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.01 and earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 91.

Stopshoppingmaria, a filly My Miss Aurelia defeated in a maiden race here on opening day, came back to win a maiden race on Sunday by 9 3/4 lengths. She ran six furlongs in 1:09.87 and earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 101. In her loss to My Miss Aurelia, Stopshoppingmaria, named for owner Mike Repole’s wife, stumbled badly at the start before rallying to finish third.

Pletcher, the trainer of Stopshoppingmaria, said the filly would be considered for the Spinaway.

“The Spinaway is a little too close and the Frizette is a little too far away, we’ll see what happens,’’ Pletcher said. “On first blush, she took the race great, she was in excellent form this morning.’’