Catch A Glimpse was hoping for a much stronger performance at Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack over the weekend. The four-year-old filly lost her feet at the half-mile mark of the Nassau Stakes over the weekend despite the best efforts of Florent Geroux to keep her upright. As if this season hasn’t been hard enough on the young runner.
After winning the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and ripping off seven straight victories through 2015 and 2016 that included a win in the 2016 Belmont Oaks, Catch A Glimpse has struggled. She recently placed 8th in the 2017 Jenny Wiley, and this last tumble on the turf is reflective of her fall from grace after establishing herself as a championship turf runner early on in her career.
But the good news is that Catch A Glimpse seems to be fine. She’s eaten and recovered under the watchful eye of trainer Mark Casse who recounted the troubling scene. “When she was laying on the grass, Flo was really upset over it all because he was right there. But the good news is she’s great,” Casse said Sunday. “She ate up last night and she’s a happy camper this morning. She’s never bled so that was kind of a strange deal. But the good news is, who would have thought, given the situation at the time, that she would be in good order. Everybody we’ve talked to, the veterinarians say more than likely it was a one-time deal. Just because it happened once doesn’t mean it will happen again.”
This may be the final stroke for Catch A Glimpse as her ability to produce on the racetrack has diminished somewhat. Getting her back to a strong place mentally and physically will be the top priority. “She’s going to have a few months and eat grass and then we’ll go from there,” Casse continued. “But whether she races again has kind of been the last thing on our minds. The only thing we’re worried about right now is her health. And it’s great this morning.”
It’s probably the last thing Catch A Glimpse wants to do as well. For now, let’s just hope she can get back on her feet…and stay there.