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.

We would all like to “beat the odds” – whether it is a simple bet at the track, getting a free ticket winner from your local lottery, or a little leaguer making it all the way to the major leagues. I have always kept to the expression, “You would rather be lucky than good.” Success normally takes most of the elements – perseverance, luck, being in the right place at the right time, elbow grease, etc. But the Pegasus World Cup? The world’s richest race? Now, a total purse of $16 million? The brainchild of one Frank Stronach? To be successful? It has beaten the odds.

“The Pressbox” Breeding Analyst, wrote about the 2nd running of the Pegasus World Cup

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