Echo Zulu will receive a full review after Acorn Scratch

Echo Zulu the 2021 champion 2-year-old filly, reportedly in good shape on June 12 after being scratched at the door by the track vet due to a lameness in her left foreleg before the start of the 500,000 Acorn Stakes $ from Saturday (G1) to Belmont Park.

“She’s giving us all the signs we want to see,” said Scott Blasi, assistant coach Steve Asmussen. Blasi added that Echo Zulu will be shipped to Kentucky for a full evaluation by Dr. Larry Bramlage and his team.

Immediately after the scratch, Echo Zulu, which is owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds and L and N Racing, was examined at the barn, and Asmussen said later that day that all of his x-rays were “clean”.

“She was still fine this morning, but we’ll do all the full diagnostics on her and go from there,” said David Fiske, general manager of Ron Winchell’s operation. “We will take every precaution, as we do with all our horses.”

Last outing, the daughter of gun runner finished fourth in the May 6 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) in what was only his second start this year behind secret oath , Nest and desert dawn . Prior to the Kentucky Oaks, she scored on her sophomore debut at the March 26 Fairgrounds Oaks (G2) at Fair Grounds race course and slot machines.

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