Zenyetta’s second son, Ziconic, is nearing his highly anticipated debut. Following a breezy four-furlong training session at Santa Anita Park on February 13th that was clocked in at a time of :49 3/5, Ziconic is on track to debut at a maiden special weight race this weekend, according to trainer John Shirreffs.
“It depended on how he worked out of the gate. That was a big determining factor,” said Shirreffs. “He’s been training very good. Mike Smith breezed him this morning and he liked him… Time to get him in there.”
Ziconic looks to perform better than his half-brother, Cozmic One, did during his debut. Last April, Cozmic One came in sixth-place at a maiden special weigh race at Santa Anita. In his only other start, he didn’t fare any better, finishing in seventh-place.
Shirreffs doesn’t see many similarities between the brothers though. “He’s a little different,” said a smiling Shirreffs. “He’s a little more focused than ‘Coz.'”
With Ziconic nearing his debut, Sherriffs did note there are plans for Cozmic One to hit the tracks again, with the current plan to run him in a Santa Anita 1 1/8-mile race sometime in the near future. “There’s a race, possibly at a mile and an eighth, that might be coming up in the next book for him,” said Sherriffs.