Acorn Next for Monomoy Girl

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Streaking GI Kentucky Oaks heroine Monomoy Girl (Tapizar)  will make her next start in the GI Acorn S. on the GI Belmont S. undercard.

“The Acorn is a Grade I, sits right on the calendar five weeks after the Oaks, and we think a mile is probably her best distance,” trainer Brad Cox said. “She’s proven she can carry her speed going a mile at one turn. The one-turn mile at Belmont, we think she’ll take to that.

The $100,000 KEESEP yearling purchase, campaigned in partnership by Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables, has won six of seven career starts, including the GI Central Bank Ashland S. at Keeneland Apr. 7.

“We have a four-race plan right now: Acorn, Coaching Club American Oaks or possibly the Alabama or Cotillion, then on to the Breeders’ Cup,” Cox said. “It would be nice to get four more races out of her this year. We’ve gotten three so far, and everything has gone as planned.”

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