Pixie's Blue ready for her return

Pixie’s Blue, our four-year-old Hawk Wing filly, will make her comeback to racing after five months off tomorrow at Maisons-Laffitte. She has been a challenge, to put it mildly, so we’re really looking forward to seeing how she does. Pixie is very talented, but has back problems that were compounded by ulcers over the winter. She had a layoff in Normandy while the ulcers were treated, and she has built up substantial back muscling to compensate for her touching vertebrae and seems fit and ready to go now. She has been an eating machine since coming back into training, and the extra work toward the race has not dented her appetite, thankfully. We’re dropping her into a really easy claimer at a mile, so now it’s up to her. If she wants to win this, she certainly has the ability, but it just depends on where her troubled head is tomorrow! Nadege is up, and she knows the horse well, so that’s a plus. It will be hot and the going will be good to firm, but trifling exterior factors like that never seem to bother Pixie. She’s in her own world, and if she decides to run her race, the going and the temperature won’t matter.

0 Replies to “Pixie's Blue ready for her return”

  1. Hi Gina.
    Congrats for the fine race of Pixie.
    Was wondering about the reason for the change of strategy. I mean, why wasn’t Pixie taken to the front?
    I loved the final rush. An English trainer friend of mine says that when a horse does the good work at the end is a very good signal.
    What do you think?
    Do you think the handicapper will pull down Pixie one kilo or so?
    I think next time out will be a winner.

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