Emollient Back on Polytrack in Doubledogdare

April 16, 2014 07:54am

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 race.

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).



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The spinster Emollient sat last into the far turn and still blew past Sisterly Love in the stretch. she is to good in here.
I'd be shocked if she lost.
Emollient might be up there with SL like she was in the Ashland from the 13. Good Luck >> re: foreign horses stealing purses on another thread__Wise Dan appreciates Richo/Woodbine’s annual check for 600K. Try to keep the exchange rate strong, Dan took a $40US paycut last year :D
Emollient on the Poly is almost lights out and she showed real class in the BC F&M Turf. She will probably win, but I will take a shot on Sisterly Love to wire them.
Amino- Tough spot. Sisterly Love will probably go to the lead and run another race like the Spinster. Eurico will give her a great ride, and I think her going 8.5f with a prep under her belt could make her dangerous, especially if she can walk on the front. Solid Appeal I will wait till she gets back on turf and goes longer then this.
BEST horse can get bea, AND OFTEN DO, when the match up goes against their racing style.
Mott about Cigar: I think the mile in 1:33 was a little rough on him," said Mott. "The pace was a little rough. We had it in our minds (that) we would have to stay in close proximity to the Mandella horse. We stayed a little too close to him. We knew he had gotten loose in the Hollywood Gold Cup. "We didn't want him to get too far in front of us. We stayed a little too close. He went way too quick, and we went too quick following him." And the rest is history.
At the time, I thought Cigar was the best horse in training when he came west for the Pacific Classic, but the pace scenario had him screwed. Mott even agreed in a BloodHOrse article the next week after the defeat. "We forgot one of the most basic things about a horse race: PACE!"
Snoop EMO just ight be the best carpet filly in the World. Her race last fall from the outside against the grain,was scary to say the least. Doubt i would bet to many colts against her on the rug.
Emollient’s 6/5 ML in the 10 hole… can the 2 Canadian champs threaten, EPT?

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