Champion Monomoy Girl ‘Looks Great’ On Return To Cox’s Stable
When Monomoy Girl left Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots last March, the Grade II Rachel Alexandra Stakes was her lone graded stakes triumph. Upon returning to the Brad Cox barn on Monday evening, she brought with her not only five Grade I victories but also an Eclipse Award.
The newly crowned Champion Three-Year-Old Filly enjoyed a stellar 2018 campaign which included wins in the Grade I Longines Kentucky Oaks and most recently the Grade I Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff, both of which were run at Churchill Downs.
Cox stated that the Grade I $700,000 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park on April 14 remains a possible target for the now 4-year-old daughter of Tapizar.
“She looks great,” Cox said. “She was under the care of Paul Sharp and he did a fantastic job with her. The weight is great, she’s moving well. We’ve trained her here for three mornings and she’s doing great. We’ll just gradually increase her workload and hopefully have her ready to breeze in maybe two or three weeks. We’ll let her tell us what’s best.”