Juddmonte Farms’ Emollient, a three-time Grade 1 winner in 2013, headlines a field of 11 fillies and mares entered Tuesday for Friday’s 20th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) at 1 1/16 miles on the main track.
The Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare will go as the ninth race on Friday’s 10-race program with a 5:13 p.m. ET post time.
Trained by Bill Mott, Emollient notched two of her Grade 1s at
Keeneland with triumphs in the Central Bank Ashland and Juddmonte
Spinster. Only three fillies (Take Charge Lady, 2002; Optimistic Gal, 1976; and Doubledogdare, 1956) had accomplished that double.
Regular rider Mike Smith has the call on Emollient, who will break from post position 10.
Two 2013 Sovereign Award winners are in the field: Gary Barber’s Sisterly Love and Susan and Jim Hill’s Solid Appeal.
Trained by Mark Casse, Sisterly Love was named Canada’s champion
older female in 2013. Stewart Elliott, who rode Sisterly Love to a
wire-to-wire victory here on opening day, April 4, has the mount Friday
and will break from post position seven as a supplemental entry to the
Trained by Reade Baker, Solid Appeal picked up a 2013 Sovereign Award
as Canada’s champion turf female. Winner of the Nassau (G2) and Dance
Smartly (G2) last year, Solid Appeal will make her first start since
finishing third in the Cardinal Handicap (G3) at Churchill Downs in
November. Robby Albarado has the mount on Solid Appeal and break from
post position nine.
The field for the Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare, from the rail out, is as follows: Ire (Julien Leparoux, 118 pounds),Moment in Dixie (Jose Lezcano, 118), Pearl Turn (Rosie Napravnik, 118), Gold Medal Dancer (Luis Quinonez, 118), Noble Charlotte (Mario Pino, 118), Dixie Strike (Alan Garcia, 118), Sisterly Love (Elliott, 118), Sisterhood (John Velazquez, 118), Solid Appeal (Albarado, 118), Emollient (Smith, 123) and Strathnaver (GB) (Joel Rosario, 118).