McDove Finishes 3rd For ERC

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McDove (green & white silks) chases Jerre to Carrie (red) and Kiss My Lulu (blue)

McDove gave it a good try Saturday at Emerald Downs, finishing third in the fifth race on a cloudy and wet afternoon.

Jerre to Carrie, the 9-to-5 betting favorite, was victorious by 2 1/4 lengths in a very fast 1:08.66 for six furlongs. Kiss My Lulu held off McDove by a head for second place, and one more stride and we would have finished second. McDove earned $1,680 for finishing third.

It was McDove’s first race since February 16 and her first at Emerald Downs, and all things considered a pretty good effort. Trainer Sharon Ross and jockey Javier Matias both were pleased with with the showing, and it showed McDove clearly fits at this level and should benefit from the race. The feeling is that McDove should be even better at longer distances

According to the official Equibase chart, “McDove settled off the leaders early, moved five-wide through the turn and finished with good late energy.”

There was a claim in the race, but it wasn’t McDove. Jerre to Carrie was claimed for $15,000 by owner Richard Craswell and trainer Kay Cooper.

Sunday’s work for Distinguishable is off. Everything is fine but Mike Puhich said he prefers to wait a couple of days. Distinguishable will gallop, however, at 7:30 a.m. with Javier Matias aboard.

I will be out early to watch Distinguishable train and also visit McDove to see how she came out of the race.

Enjoy the weekend!

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McDove in the stretch run


4 thoughts on “McDove Finishes 3rd For ERC

  1. Thanks for the quick update. Jan and I were at the track to enjoy in person. You are doing such a good job. We are very glad we joined the club and are having so much fun. I had a first and third bet and so even won a bit. If you see Joe, please let him know how much we enjoy the new Thursday tv show. Emerald downs is first class in all respects. Thanks again John nicholson Tacoma

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  2. I thought McDove ran a great race. The track surface did not allow any horse to close much ground, if you had the lead at the top of the stretch, you were good until the finish line it seemed. I think McDove showed that she can sprint as well as run long, she looks very versatile. Sharon & the crew did a nice job of getting her fit!

  3. My thanks to Emerald Downs, McDove , Sharon and the crew also; hard work does pay off. I watched all of the Emerald Downs races also, I went to the paddock and then I watched the second to last race at Santa Anita. My thanks to two beautiful racehorses at Santa Anita also who seemed to run their hearts out also.

    • Sorry, the last race at Santa Anita and two very beautiful horses with beautiful names; Paquita Coqueto and Coniah; many thanks to McDove for also bringing me to the track yesterday!

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