Cox Hopes 1-2 Prioress Favorite Break Even Stays Undefeated

by | 08.29.2019 | 2:50pm
Break Even wins the Coronation Cup

Unbeaten in six starts, Klein Racing's 3-year-old filly Break Even will look to keep her perfect record intact as the 1-2 morning line favorite in the Grade 2, $250,000 Prioress.

The Country Day filly impressively won her debut over an off track by five lengths in January at Fair Grounds. She followed with an allowance victory before capturing the Purple Martin at Oaklawn Park and went on to win the Grade 2 Eight Belles in May at Churchill by five lengths and the Jersey Girl in June at Belmont Park.

Entering the Prioress off a one-length win in the Coronation Cup on July 14 on the turf, conditioner Brad Cox said she has trained forwardly heading into Saturday's race, most recently breezing four furlongs in 49.66 seconds in her final work on the Saratoga main track last week Saturday after shipping in from Churchill Downs.

“She's doing really well and has settled in fine,” said Cox. “She's always been a talented filly. She's certainly shown her ability, being able to win on both surfaces. Returning to the dirt, she has a lot of speed, so tactically, at least on paper it looks like we can take advantage of that, but we'll just let do her thing as she hasn't made any mistakes so far.”

Shaun Bridgmohan, who has piloted Break Even in five of her six starts, will guide Break Even from post 3.

LNJ Foxwoods multiple graded stakes winner Covfefe, who won the Grade 1 Longines Test on August 3 in her most recent start, has continued to flourish and will target the Dogwood on September 21 at Churchill.

The daughter of Into Mischief has three wins from four starts this year including an eye catching 8 ½ length win in the Grade 3 Miss Preakness at Pimlico Race Course on May 17.

“She had a fantastic first work back last Friday,” said Cox. “We'll continue to get her ready in pointing for the Dogwood.”

Lastly, Cox said 2018 Champion 3-year-old filly Monomoy Girl continued to do well eyeing a return sometime soon after posting her second work at Churchill last Saturday completing four furlongs in 48.20 seconds.

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