KINGSTON, Jamaica – The champion three-year-old of 2022, and the reigning Horse of the Year, Atomica is yet to grace the race track in a competitive race in 2023.
Many are asking when will this filly race for the first occasion as a four four-year-old. That time is seemingly at hand.
The Derby and 1000 Guineas winner last faced the starter in the Mouttet Mile (December 3, 2023), her eleventh start in 2022, when she won eight of her 11 races, with career earnings of close to $15 million.
Based on exercise reports, it appears that Atomica will be making her seasonal bow in short order. Atomica, who is now operating at the Open Allowance level galloped five furlongs on Monday, March 27, 2023, in a reasonable spin of 1:01.4.
This is a clear indication that the flying filly will be racing soon probably over the three consecutive race days of Easter, which are Saturday (April 8), Sunday (April 9), and Monday (April 10).
When contacted by Quickgallop.com, the trainer of Atomica, Gary Subratie was non-committal in his response.
“The filly has been working well, and she will be racing soon, but a final decision has not yet been taken. How Atomica progresses from her next gallop will decide, when she will first race as a four-year-old,” Subratie said.