Mom’s On Strike Works For Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf

(Mom’s On Strike at Keeneland / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland)

From the Keeneland Media Team:

Carl Moore Management and Brad Grady’s Mom’s On Strike continued her preparation for the $2 million Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) on Nov. 3 by working a half-mile in :49.60 on the dirt under trainer Joe Sharp after the Saturday morning renovation break. (Click here for a video of the work.)

“Things went great this morning,” Sharp said of the 5-year-old mare, who galloped out 5 furlongs in 1:02.

Winner of the Bewitch (G3) here this spring, Mom’s On Strike finished second in the Ramsey Farm Stakes (L) at Kentucky Downs on Sept. 13. Saturday’s work was her third since the race at Kentucky Downs.

“She’s been doing really good since her last race; eating well,” said Sharp, noting the mare already has been pre-entered for the Breeders’ Cup that will mark her first test in Grade 1 company on the grass.

“I think having a big field of 14 horses would be a big help to her,” Sharp said. “Her last two races, she made the lead and then pricked her ears and put on the brakes.”

Sharp, who has a barn at Churchill Downs, said Mom’s On Strike more than likely would move the hour west to Louisville next week and have a grass work Sunday.

(I felt good) at the three-eighths pole, when I went by Wonder Gadot. I was fully loaded and the horse on the lead was coming back to me fairly easily, she goofs around a little bit at the end, she’s pretty much done that in all of her starts, I don’t think she’s a big fan of the whip, if she keeps on running and winning, I don’t need to use it. I think there are a couple things we can work with Brad (trainer Cox) and his team and I think she can overcome that. The main thing is we know she can run fast. She spooks around a little bit, sometimes the whip or a little mark on the ground. She’s very aware of what’s going on in front of her.

Florent Geroux, Winning Rider, Monomoy Girl

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