Monomoy Girl’s Full Brother Cowboy Diplomacy ‘Needs Two Turns’, Says Cox

Trainer Brad Cox said he’s looking at a two-turn spot next for Cowboy Diplomacy, a 3-year-old full brother to champion Monomoy Girl who finished second his Feb. 8 career debut sprinting at Oaklawn Park.

Cowboy Diplomacy was beaten three lengths by Captain Von Trapp after breaking a step slow and being hustled early by Fernando De La Cruz.

“He ran well, but needs two turns,” Cox said. “He’ll be all right.”

Cox said he’ll make a decision regarding Cowboy Diplomacy’s next start after he returns to the work tab, but added the Tapizar colt could resurface in mid-March. Cox said he told co-owner Marc Wampler about a month before Cowboy Diplomacy’s career debut that the colt would probably sprint once before stretching out around two turns.

“I’m not saying he couldn’t have won going one turn,” Cox said. “You’re going to see a better version of him going two turns, put it that way.”

Monomoy Girl, a near unanimous choice for champion 3-year-old filly of 2018, had her first published work of the year Feb. 17 at Fair Grounds, covering 3 furlongs in :37. Cox also trains Monomoy Girl and said the $700,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) April 14 at Oaklawn is under consideration for her 4-year-old debut.

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