MJ made it 3 in a row with a superb effort under another perfect ride by Emmanuel Esquivel. She stalked the speed, Russian Rhapsody beautifully, never letting her get too far away and then powered past her at the top of the lane and cruised on to win by 2.
An excellent job by Clay to keep her sharp for this long (she hasn’t been out of the exacta in months). She was claimed out of the race, which was the purpose for keeping her at this level for so long. I honestly thought we would have lost her after the last race so it was nice to get a little bonus out of the deal.
TERICE goes in the 5th race on Saturday, a $5000 claiming race going a mile and 70 – basically the same as her last as well. We will try and extend the Club record for consecutive wins and wins in a season with that one, too! And yes, Emmanuel is aboard once again.
Again, congratulations and good luck!