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Together Could Wheel Back in Breeders' Cup

10/16/2011

Kieran Murphy, assistant to trainer Aidan O’Brien, said it's possible Together could return to Kentucky for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf on Nov. 4 after winning the Grade I Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup yesterday.

“We’ll see how she came out of the race back home and they’ll have 10 days or so to make a decision,” Murphy said.

“She came out of the race well, and now we’ll take her back home,” said Murphy. “She didn’t have to run very hard, and she was pulling away at the end. She had a great trip and Colm (O’Donoghue) rode her perfectly. I think she can run even better.”

The QE II triumph capped a profitable stay for Together at Keeneland, with Saturday’s $240,000 check being added to a $70,000 check for running second the previous Saturday in the Grade I First Lady against older fillies and mares. The QE II was restricted to 3-year-old fillies.

None of the other QE II competitors is expected to run in Breeders' Cup.

“We were happy with her the whole time she was here,” Murphy said. “We were happy with everything here. The treatment and hospitality we received couldn’t have been better.”

--Edited Keeneland release

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