Suspensory Injury Sidelines Davona Dale Winner Fly So High

by | 03.06.2018 | 1:42pm
Fly So High wins the Davona Dale

Winner of her last three consecutive starts, Phipps Stable's Fly So High is not likely to make the Kentucky Oaks, reports The 3-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon crossed the wire in front in Saturday's G2 Davona Dale Stakes, but jockey Jose Ortiz pulled her up shortly after the wire. After Fly So High was vanned back to her barn, she initially appeared to have escaped without injury.

The following day, trainer Shug McGaughey ordered an ultrasound on the filly to double check, and it revealed an upper suspensory injury.

“I just left her at Payson Park and she looks and acts fine,” said McGaughey. “But she'll go to the farm in Ocala for 30-40 days, and hopefully at that point will be able to return to my barn in New York to resume training. Obviously the timing of this couldn't be worse, but hopefully she'll be fine for the second half of the year.”


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