Charles Fipke’s GI Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff heroine Forever Unbridled (Unbridled’s Song) returned to training Saturday morning at Churchill Downs, her first time since arriving back from Del Mar. She is being aimed for a tilt versus males in the $16-million GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27.
“She looks great,” trainer Dallas Stewart said. “I’m just blessed to have a horse like this in my care. As of right now the plan is to point her towards the Pegasus. I think you can take on the world with her, that’s how good she is. Mr. Fipke has really laid out a nice plan for her moving forward if she stays healthy.”
A very good third in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Distaff, the 5-year-old is perfect in three subsequent starts in 2017, including a win over the mighty Songbird (Medaglia d’Oro) in the GI Personal Ensign S. at Saratoga.
“She trains hard every single day and doesn’t have a day where she gets lazy,” Stewart said. “She ended up running a knockout race in the Personal Ensign which was special to get a win at Saratoga. She’s just so consistent at what she does.”