Distinguishable is officially entered in Race 5 Sunday at Emerald Downs. Post time is 4:09 p.m.
The condition is a simple one: a $15,000 claiming race for fillies & Mares 3-year-olds and up which have never won three races. Period. The purse is $11,300, the distance 6 furlongs.
We drew the No. 4 post in a field of eight, but we have a new rider Sunday–Isaias Enriquez. Javier Matias, who rode Distinguishable in her first two starts this season, will ride It’s My Knight for trainer Doris Harwood in Sunday’s race. I have no qualms with Enriquez, a former riding champ at Emerald Downs, but I will find out what happened and report back.
Enriquez will get a feel for Distinguishable Friday as Mike Puhich plans to work her three furlongs at 6:30 a.m. In horse racing vernacular this is called a “blowout”, a short drill immediately on top of a race to have the horse nice and sharp for the contest. It also will allow Enriquez to get a feel for our filly.
If anyone wants to watch the workout, meet me at the paddock at 6:15 a.m. I know it’s early, but it will be the first time Distinguishable has actually had a timed workout at Emerald Downs. I’ll take some pictures and post them Friday along with an analysis of the race.
I apologize again for these last minute changes, but when the extra race was posted, Puhich said if we don’t run Sunday we might be waiting at least another two weeks for a race.
McDove also is ready to go. There is a possible race for her Friday, May 26, and she is likely to have a workout this weekend too.
Sunday’s weather forecast is an almost perfect sunny and 72 degrees, and in addition to nine Thoroughbred races there will be one camel race and one ostrich race. Those latter two events should be interesting.