Emery Begins Her 3-Year-Old Campaign With A Win At Keeneland

Emery | Coady Photography

6th-Keeneland, $110,000, Alw (NW1X)/Opt. Clm ($100,000), 4-19, 3yo, f, 6f, 1:11.06, ft, 5 1/4 lengths.
EMERY (f, 3, More Than Ready–Athena {MSW, $459,222}, by Street Sense) broke her maiden by 5 3/4 lengths over a muddy course last summer at Saratoga, and then finished fourth in the slop to Eclipse winner Just F Y I (Justify) in the GI Frizette S. during the Belmont at the Big A meet in early October. Poised to kick off her 3-year-old campaign, the dark bay with Lasix was tabbed as the 1-2 choice here. From the bell, Emery tracked up the backstretch pacesetter Rhapsody (Goldencents), but just before the turn she was shuffled back towards the middle of the pack. Re-rallying at the eighth pole, the filly shifted off the rail to the two path, gunned her engine and sailed home a winner by 5 1/4 lengths over the former leader. The winner's dam is responsible for a 2-year-old filly by American Pharoah. Athena was purchased by Stonestreet for $130,000 at the 2022 Keeneland November Sale while in foal with a filly by Improbable. She visited Good Magic for this term. Sales History: $235,000 Wlg '21 KEENOV. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0, $149,098. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV.
O-Stonestreet Stables LLC; B-Mary K. Grum (KY); T-Brad H. Cox.


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