In an exciting run to the wire, Emollient came from dead last in 11th place to make a relentless surge just before the turn and take it all the way to the front, capturing the lead and bringing home the money. She ran as the favorite in the Spinster Stakes and didn’t disappoint Juddmonte Farms, her owners, or her fans.
Emollient was the only three-year-old horse in the race, but performed in superb fashion as she came from trailing all the way to victory. With jockey Mike Smith in the irons, Emollient made a dramatic run to the wire, winning by 1-1/4 lengths as she beat out the older horses.
Juddmont Farms sponsors the Spinster, and has since 2005, but has never taken the win until this year with Emollient.
The young mare is a Kentucky-bred, trained by Bill Mott. She is by Empire Maker out of Soothing Touch by Touch Gold. Emollient’s second dam is Grade 2-placed stakes winner Glia. Her third dam is Coup de Genie who hails as French highweight and multiple Group 1 horse.
With this convincing win, Emollient has guaranteed herself a spot in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff on November 1 at Santa Anita Park.
Emollient was given a weight break of three-pounds, carrying 121 pounds. She paid $6.60, $4.20 and $4. The second-place runner, still running well and willingly yet unable to overtake Emollient, was Summer Applause with John Velazquez aboard, paying $7.80 and $5.20. In third was Wine Princess who paid $7.40 to show.
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