McPeek: Swiss Skydiver’s Heel Scrape Worse Than Originally Thought

After a stumble at the start of the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff over the weekend, trainer Kenny McPeek said star filly Swiss Skydiver came out of the race a little worse than he’d hoped. McPeek tweeted a picture of the back of one of the G1 Preakness winner’s pastern, which showed areas where skin and hair had been scraped off, presumably when she struggled out of the gate.

McPeek stated the filly is on antibiotics to stave off infection in the wounds. She is still expected to return to competition in 2021.

Swiss Skydiver never regained momentum after her poor start in the Distaff, making a move on the inside but ultimately finishing a disappointing seventh behind winner Gamine. Her record beyond the Preakness includes wins in the G1 Alabama, G2 Santa Anita Oaks, G3 Fantasy and G2 Gulfstream Park Oaks.

Swiss Skydiver is enjoying some downtime at McPeek’s Magdalena Farm before resuming training.

 

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