The multiple stakes winning New York-bred 3-year-old filly Midnight Disguise will miss the summer races due to an ankle injury, trainer Linda Rice said.
Midnight Disguise will get 60 days off after filling was discovered in an ankle shortly after her victory in the Bouwerie Stakes here on May 28, Rice said Thursday.
“She came out with a little filling in an ankle, we decided to stop on her and give her some time, she’s accomplished a lot,” Rice said. “She’s a big filly, I’m thinking we’ll be shooting for Belmont when we get back in the fall.”
Midnight Disguise won the Busher and Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct during the winter. After finishing fourth in the Grade 2 Gazelle at Aqueduct, Midnight Disguise was removed from consideration for the Kentucky Oaks. She was entered in but scratched from the Black-Eyed Susan at Pimlico on May 19 due to a bruise foot.
Midnight Disguise recovered in time to run in and win the Bouwerie Stakes for New York-breds on May 28.
Meanwhile, Holiday Disguise, the older half-sister to Midnight Disguise, is pointing to the Dancin Renee Stakes for New York-breds here on June 16.