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Barn Notes: Moravia (GB) Returns To Action This Afternoon

April 18, 2019

Group 3 runner-up Moravia (GB) is scheduled to make her delayed North American debut today at Keeneland in the fifth race, a 1-mile turf allowance test for 3-year-old fillies.

Trained by Jorge Abreu, Moravia came to Keeneland last fall and was the 4-1 morning-line second choice for the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G2) but hurt herself in her stall the morning of the race and was scratched. She did not return to the work tab until 4½ months later.

“She was rolling in the stall and her left shin hit a screw eye bolt for the webbing,” Abreu said. “There was just a little knot there, not (affecting) the whole shin, but we couldn’t run (that day). She is doing fine, and we hope to get back on track.”

After earning the first win of her career in June 2018 in Ireland at Leopardstown, Moravia was purchased privately by Steve Weston of Parkland Thoroughbreds. She came to the U.S. following the runner-up finish in a Group 3 race at Leopardstown.

Parkland races Moravia in partnership with Jeff Alston and William Andrade.