In case you missed the email earlier today, Distinguishable is racing this weekend after all. She runs Sunday in Race 4 at 3:36 p.m.
Again I apologize for the inconvenience caused by these last minute changes. The extra race race that didn’t fill with only three horses Saturday was offered again on Sunday’s card, and this time drew five horses. Emerald Downs is going through a horse shortage and many of the races in the condition book are not filling, and an inordinate number of extra races are being used.
The good news is that Distinguishable is ready to roll. Sunday’s race is a $25,000 claiming race for fillies and mares 3-year-olds and up which have never won two races (not including maiden races and claiming races for $22,500 or less). The purse is $15,000 (55 percent to the winner) and the distance 6 furlongs.
Here is the field: 1-Fly Far Away, Irving Orozco; 2-Our Silver Lining, Eliska Kubinova; 3-Jerre to Carrie, Rocco Bowen; 4-Parkers Delight, Jose Zunino; 5-Distinguishable, Javier Matias. I will add the morning line and an analysis of the race Friday.
My initial thoughts are that it’s great to have the outside post-position as it will allow Javier Matias some options early in the race.
Distinguishable beat Our Silver Lining in the April 9 race, so that’s a good sign. Jerre to Carrie, you might recall, defeated McDove in the April 22 race and was claimed by owner Richard Caswell and trainer Kay Cooper. Parkers Delight has seven career wins and will be up close to the pace early. Fly Far Away is the only horse without a start this season but her trainer, Blaine Wright, is red hot with eight wins in 15 starts this season.
McDove, meanwhile, is scheduled to have a workout Friday morning, probably around 7:10 a.m. But the weather in Auburn has been crazy this afternoon, with all kinds of lightning, thunder and heavy rainfall. Sharon Ross will probably have to take a good look at the racetrack before making a final decision on McDove’s workpout.
I spoke to Debbie Pabst of Blue Ribbon Farm and our field trip is a go for Saturday, May 13. I will finalize the time and send everybody directions to the farm early next week.