Mo Celita is still on track for ParisLongchamp’s Prix de l’Abbaye despite a disappointing performance on Sunday.
The ground was fast and the draw unfavorable, but the Adrian Nicholls-trained filly took fourth in the Group Three Prix du Petit Couvert.
Connectors are hoping for a kinder draw and conditions to support the 5-furlong feature that will take place on October 3.
“We got back last night. It’s been a good experience for her. Nicholls stated that she thought that Nicholls ran a blinder, probably because of the speedier ground and that the draw was too close for her to win.
The winner won very well, so it’s not unfair to him. She was our favorite Frenchman, and she did us proud once again.
She would have won, but she could have had a stronger draw and more juice to the ground.
The round track was beautiful, but the straight track was fast. Because they don’t tend to it often, they don’t water it.
She’s still at the Abbaye. The weather will be monitored. It doesn’t seem like it’s raining much at the moment, but this can change.
There are two other choices – one in France and a fillies’ race listed at Newmarket. It is my main goal to get out there to the Abbaye, then discuss with Mr. David Redvers and Mr. David Howden whether she will stay in training and what her plans are.
She’s on the upswing. She was so sweet. It’s her right to choose the Abbaye. “She has proved that.”
Publiated at Tue 14 Sep 2021, 13:52.05 (+0000).