After being sidelined since March due to an ankle chip, juvenile filly champion Champagne Room posted her first official workout July 30.
The Blood-Horse reports that the Peter Eurton trainee covered three furlongs in :35 3/5 at Del Mar, which the publication noted was almost a full second faster than any other work at that distance.
Eurton was very pleased with the filly’s work, saying afterwards, “She was aggressive in the past, and she’s still aggressive, but not as bad. We sent her out very early—at 5:40 (a.m.)—to get a quiet, clean track and she did it on her own. We didn’t want to give her any signal to really run.”
Champagne Room made her only start of the year on Feb. 5, when she finished third to Unique Bella in the G2 Las Virgenes Stakes. She underwent surgery on her ankle in March, and at the time, her connections were unsure if she would return to racing or be retired. After she recovered from surgery, the decision was made to keep her in training; she returned to Eurton’s barn in June and began galloping shortly thereafter.
Eurton told the Blood-Horse that he didn’t have a particular race in mind yet for Champagne Room; he would like to race her early in the Santa Anita fall meet, though.
“Grass, dirt, sprinting, routing—anything really,” Eurton said. “We’ll see if we can get a work into her on the grass (at Del Mar), but it might be too beat up by the time we want to do it.”
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