Nellie Cashman had a good day at the races Friday as she recorded her 3rd career win and first of the year at Laurel Park. It was a much needed drubbing of an inferior field and what hopefully will be a big confidence builder for her for the rest of the year.
She stalked a scratch depleted field and easily pulled her way to the front turning for home to draw off by 3 1/4 lengths under urging from jockey Forest Boyce. She idled a little when she got out to the front by herself.
There is nothing set in stone right now about her next start but the most likely would be the G3 Cardinal Handicap at Churchill Downs onNovember 8th. It is part of the Downs After Dark racing series at Churchill and as those who attended her race last year will tell you is a fun night and weekend in Louisville KY.
There are a few other options for her such as a trip to Toronto Canada or Aquaduct NY but I feel that this race at Churchill sets up best timing wise.
She has come out of her race well and we have plenty of time to think about out options.