Emollient Ops for Turf
Emollient Ops for Turf
From the East Coast to the West Coast, Emollient, who originally hails from Kentucky where she was bred at Juddmonte Farms Inc. and who trains in New York, is set to race at the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championship Filly & Mare Turf in Santa Anita, CA on Saturday, November 2nd instead of the dirt Distaff.
Emollient has been training in NY with trainer William I. Mott. She’s a 3-year-old filly, who so far this year has had four wins with seven starts and has earned $852,100. As of this racing season, Emollient has become a multiple Grade 1 winner and she has been busy traveling and winning, including a major victory at Ashland Stakes at Keenland.
This weekend Emollient will be running in the Filly and Mare Turf Breeders’ Cup and she is competing for the $2 Million Dollar purse, with jockey Mike Smith. Recently, Emollient won the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes October 6th, and kept her perfect record at Keenland, all earning her a spot in the Distaff race in the Breeder’s Cup, but instead, Emollient’s team decided to let her race the Filly and Mare Turf. It may prove to be a good strategy for Emollient to run in the Filly and Mare Turf rather than Distaff, since Emollient has proven to be stronger on turf than on dirt tracks, so hopefully she’ll have better chances on California sod.
Emollient did have a bad break from the gate in the Spinster (see video below), but Smith recently reported to America’s Best Racing that what they were doing wasn’t working so they “had to go to Plan B, and it really worked…It’ll certainly keep her around a whole lot longer. At least she won’t have to do all the running on the front end and keep it going. It’s a great way to race if we can continue to do this.”
Though Emollient is up against tough competition, there’s always a possibility that this new strategy could work and Emollient could end up winning the Filly and Mare Turf, and the Eclipse Award for the Female Turf Division.
The approximate post time for the $2 million 1 1/4 mile Filly & Mare Turf is set for 12:43 PM PDT.
If you’re a fan of Lady and The Track you’ll know that we’ve watched Emollient closely since her early days. Lady and The Track would like to wish Juddmonte Farms, trainer William Mott, jockey Mike Smith, and the beautiful Emollient the best of luck in the 2013 Filly & Mare Turf. Good Luck! Safe Run!
2013 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf
1 Dank 5/2
2 Romantica 6/1
3 Tiz Flirtatious 7/2
4 Alterite 10/1
5 Lady of Shamrock 20/1
6 Marketing Mix 7/2
7 Laughing 8/1
8 Emollient 12/1
9 Qushchi 20/1
10 Kitten’s Dumplings 10/1
Watch Emollient go from last to first in the 2013 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes on October 6, 2013.