The morning after celebrating an Eclipse Award in back-to-back seasons for outstanding female turf horse, it was business-as-usual for the 6-year-old Tepin at Palm Meadows Training Center. According to bloodhorse.com, the daughter of Bernstein recorded a bullet half-mile turf work in :474/5 for trainer Mark Casse, in preparation for a possible start in Tampa Bay Downs' G3 Endeavour Stakes on Feb. 11.
“It's amazing. When she's by herself, you have to watch out. She'll trip and not pay attention,” said Casse, explaining the reason he'd worked Tepin in company. “When she focuses, she puts it in a different mode. She was moving very well, and she got something out of it.”
At this point, Casse said Tepin is approximately “60-40” to make the Endeavour. Owner Robert Masterson has plans to send his champion mare to Dubai in March for the G1 Dubai Turf, but told Casse that she would continue to run throughout the year even if the team couldn't have her ready for that overseas journey.
“After a good discussion, we decided as long as she's happy and healthy, they want to run her another year,” said Casse.
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