Good news, Emerald Racing Club.
McDove runs in the fifth race Saturday at Emerald Downs. Post time is 4:07 p.m.
The race is for fillies and mares 3-year-olds and up which have never won two races (not including maiden races). The claiming price is $15,000, the distance six furlongs (three quarters of a mile).
I will handicap the race in more detail Friday, but there are three dedicated front-runners in the seven-horse field–Annisquam, Kiss My Lulu and Justitia–so it looks like McDove can take aim at an honest pace. I also like that she drew outside–post-position six–which usually helps in a one-turn race.
McDove and Distinguishable both galloped one mile Wednesday.
I will be out 8 a.m. Thursday to watch the horses train. Everyone is welcome, of course, to come out and watch training. Let’s hope for some better weather!