Unique Bella Faces Five In Quest For Clement Hirsch, Distaff Spot

Eclipse Award and multiple Grade I stakes-winning Unique Bella heads a field of six entered in Sunday’s Grade I $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at 1 1/16-miles on the dirt for older fillies and mares.

The gray 4-year-old daughter of Unrivalled Belle, owned by Don Alberto Stable and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, won five of six starts in 2017 en route to the Eclipse in the Female Sprinter division and is two-for-three in 2018 with the most recent being a    2 ¼-length score in the Beholder Mile at Santa Anita on June 2.

The Hirsch has been won in the past by female stars such as Azeri (twice), Zenyatta (three times), Stellar Wind (the past two years) and Beholder (2015).

The draw for post positions was scheduled Thursday afternoon. The field in alphabetical order: Bernina Star (Kent Desormeaux), La Force (Drayden Van Dyke), Shenandoah Queen (Joe Talamo), Turkish Tabby (Mario Gutierrez), Unique Bella (Mike Smith) and Yuvetsi (Tyler Baze). Shenandoah Queen was a $3,000 supplemental entry.

The Clement L. Hirsch is a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the $2 million Longines Distaff in November at Churchill Downs.

The post Unique Bella Faces Five In Quest For Clement Hirsch, Distaff Spot appeared first on Horse Racing News | Paulick Report.

DYFD Winter - 300x90

Comments are closed