by Press Release | 11.27.2016 | 3:42pm
Farrell (Malibu Moon) wins the Golden Rod at Churchill Downs on 11.26.2016. Channing Hill up, Wayne Catalano trainer, Coffeepot Stables owners.
Trainer Wayne Catalano believes that he has a legitimate Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) contender on his hands following a decisive win with Farrell in the Golden Rod (GII) on Saturday, and will likely map out a plan that involves racing her at Fair Grounds.
“That’s the plan,” Catalano said. “She’ll probably go to Fair Grounds for the winter. I’ll see what the best route to go is. I’ll map it out with owners and talk to those guys. We’ll sit down and make a plan and see what the best way to get to that race is. When we got her, I thought that she was going to be my Breeders’ Cup (Juvenile Fillies) filly. We just couldn’t get there in time. If she would’ve run like the way she did (Saturday) she would’ve galloped in the Breeders’ Cup.”
Prior to the Golden Rod, the daughter of Malibu Moon finished third in the Rags to Riches Overnight Stakes behind Lovely Bernadette, who ran fifth in the Golden Rod.
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