Concrete Rose 'perfect so far' as Arnold mulls 2020 race spots

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Teacher Rusty Arnold says Concrete Rose, the country’s best possible 3-year-old filly on turf, has been “best possible up to now” since present process surgical operation to fix a hairline fracture in her leg overdue this summer time.

She is scheduled to rejoin his string on Dec. 1, best days ahead of Arnold ships his horses to the Palm Meadows coaching heart in Florida.

Veterinarians are scheduled to this week take X-rays and reaffirm that information a couple of daughter of Twirling Sweet who gained the primary two legs of New York’s “Turf Tiara,” the Belmont Oaks (G1) and Saratoga Oaks, ahead of heading to the sidelines for the remainder of the season.

So far as 4-year-old objectives for Concrete Rose, “I’ve were given in my thoughts what’s going to occur,” Arnold mentioned. “She’ll both come again at March in a race there (in Florida), or we’ll being her again in April at Keeneland.”

Arnold would additionally like to look Concrete Rose run on Kentucky Derby weekend, most likely which means a check out on the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2).

“We’re Churchill and Keeneland folks, in order that’s the place we’re going to run,” the teacher added.

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Campaigned via Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing, Concrete Rose has gained 6 of seven profession begins, together with all 4 of her races this season. She began out in Tampa Bay Downs’ Florida Oaks (G3) ahead of tacking Churchill’s Edgewood Stakes (G3) on Derby weekend.

Within the Edgewood, Concrete Rose soundly defeated Newspaperofrecord, the one rival that beat her at age 2 within the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. After her two Turf Tiara outings, Arnold “wasn’t extraordinarily pleased with the best way she used to be going,” and after a trio of examinations, docs discovered a “very faint line” of a fracture.

Concrete Rose didn’t require surgical operation.

Arnold additionally mentioned his 2019 Breeders’ Cup Turf Dash runners, 4-year-olds Leinster (7th) and Completely Boss (10th), are headed to the farm for a freshening this iciness. So too is Tools Jockey, a maiden who ran 3rd within the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.

“He didn’t outrun our expectancies in any respect. We expect very extremely of him, and when I’ve watched the race a couple of instances, I’m now not certain he couldn’t had been 2d the best way the race used to be run. There’s a number of different individuals who most likely concept the similar factor. There have been some tough journeys.

“We’re very, very prime in this horse. He’s confirmed us so much from day one, and he if truth be told ran to his expectancies.”

Sooner than the Breeders’ Cup, Tools Jockey used to be 3rd in Keeneland’s Bourbon Stakes (G3) and competed in a couple of maiden particular weight flights at Saratoga on filth and turf.

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