“Oh thank god,” Zenyatta sighed after the third race at Santa Anita. The champion mare watched her second son Ziconic rally from about 15 lengths back to lose by only about two. “After Cozmic One, I was scared I was a horrible mother,” Zenyatta told reporters from her home at Lanes End in Kentucky. “He’s just so slow. I don’t get how he sucks so bad but he does. Ziconic always looked better, I’m so relieved that he showed actual ability. After waiting so long for him to finally race, it was worth the wait.” Cozmic One has raced twice against 15 horses but has only beat two in his life, one of which was being eased. There’s no real plan with him yet, but the good news is he can’t get any worse.
The plans for Ziconic are still not totally clear, as he is likely still cooling out, but Shirreffs indicated a two turn maiden special is in his future.