Embur’s Song struts her stuff in Keeneland debut

Saturdays at Keeneland always bring out the best horses, and none looked better on the main stage Apr. 17 than debut winner Embur’s Song, who devastated a 12-horse field of 3-year-old maidens by a whopping 13 1/4-lengths. The bay daughter of Unbridled’s Song covered the Beard Course distance of 7 furlongs, 184 feet in a very good 1:25 4/5 seconds, garnering a 99 Beyer Speed Figure. That number ranks fourth highest for the year in the 3-year-old filly category.

Embur’s Song broke running from post 11 with Garrett Gomez in the irons, and despite Gomez’s tight hold, the bay filly made the lead with little trouble. She maintained a length and a half advantage through a quick half-mile in :45 2/5 seconds, then with a little nudge from the rider, galloped away from the field in the matter of a few strides. There was little drama the rest of the way as the margin only increased wire loomed.

Fares Farm bought Embur’s Song at the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale for $170,000. Out of the winning mare Embur Sunshine, Embur’s Song is a half-sister to the Canadian stakes winner Ten Flat.

Embur’s Song is trained by Todd Pletcher. The debut victory was worth $25,500.

Unbridled’s Song currently ranks fourth on the 2010 North American sires earnings list, and is the leading sire in terms of graded stakes winners with four.

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