McDove returns to action Friday night at Emerald Downs.
That is, she probably returns to action Friday. Sharon Ross entered McDove in Friday’s feature race (Race 6) for $15,000 claiming fillies and mares at 6 1/2 furlongs. She drew the No. 5 post-position with Javier Matias our rider.
McDove is what’s called a “conditional” entry, meaning we can scratch her no questions asked, IF we instead run in the one-mile race for $15,000 claiming fillies and mares on Sunday, August 27. We will enter that race Thursday. The one-mile distance would be the better distance for McDove, but longer races have struggled to fill all season for fillies and mares in McDove’s class range. So it would be no surprise if this one also failed to fill, and in that event we would remain in Friday’s race at 6 1/2 furlongs.
Sorry if this is a bit confusing. Basically by entering Friday’s race we ensured that McDove will run next weekend.