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Strong 4f Prioress Move For Emma's Encore

Emma’s Encore signaled her readiness for Saturday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Prioress with a 47.53 four-furlong breeze on the main track Monday morning.


“She did about as good as you can hope,” said her Hall of Fame trainer, Allen Jerkens. “She felt pretty good. I don’t think the track is lightning fast. Anyway, that’s it. We wanted her to work good.”


Owned by Brenda Mercer and Peter Berglar, Emma’s Encore enters the Prioress, a six-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies, off a 39-1 upset in Belmont Park’s Grade 3 Victory Ride on July 7, her first win in a graded stakes. Jamaican Smoke, Tu Endie Wei, and Agave Kiss, respectively second, third, and fifth in the Victory Ride, are expected to face Emma’s Encore again in the Prioress.


“[Emma’s Encore will] have to do even better if she’s going to get this one,” said Jerkens. “If she runs in this one, we won’t run in the Test [Grade 1, August 25]. You never know how the track is going to play, if it’s going to be playing speed. That’s why they don’t win them all, but you got to take a chance. If she could do it, it’d be some feather in her cap, a Grade 1.”


Jerkens won the Prioress, previously contested at Belmont, in 1993 with Classy Mirage and in 2003 with House Party.




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