ARCADIA, Calif. &ndash; Paradise Woods, one of the nation&rsquo;s leading 3&#45;year&#45;old fillies of 2017, was recently diagnosed with an abscess in a foot that has delayed a return to full training for the two&#45;time Grade 1 stakes winner.In January, Paradise Woods was briefly sidelined by an illness detected in the weeks after she finished second to Unique Bella in the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes on Dec. 26 at Santa Anita.Trainer Richard Mandella said Sunday that Paradise Woods is not expected to miss significant training time because of the recent setback.&ldquo;She started back galloping, and we didn&rsquo;t get in but one day before this,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;She will need a little more time.&rdquo;Owned by Steve Sarkowsky and Marty and Pam Wygod, Paradise Woods has won 3 of 8 starts and earned $713,545. By Union Rags, Paradise Woods won the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks and Grade 1 Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita last year before finishing third in the Breeders&rsquo; Cup Distaff on Nov. 3 at Del Mar.The recent illness will prevent Paradise Woods from starting in the Grade 2 Santa Maria Stakes on Feb. 10. It was not clear last weekend whether the abscess will prevent Paradise Woods from a start in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Invitational on March 17, the leading race of the winter&#45;spring meeting for older fillies and mares.Silent Bird surgery successfulMultiple stakes winner Silent Bird underwent successful surgery Saturday to stabilize a sesamoid injury sustained in a workout Jan. 24 at Santa Anita.Trainer Mark Glatt said Silent Bird will remain at his stable at Santa Anita while recovering.&ldquo;It will be a two&#45; or three&#45;month process before we feel he&rsquo;s out of the woods,&rdquo; Glatt said. &ldquo;He&rsquo;s taking good care of himself. The surgery went terrific.&rdquo;Owned by Robbie Norman, Silent Bird has won 6 of 9 starts and earned $316,800. Silent Bird won the Grade 3 Midnight Lute Stakes at Santa Anita on Dec. 30. Silent Bird is considered a stud prospect in 2019, Glatt said.