November 29, 2023

Lothenbach Stables’ She Are unable to Sing  has extended been a multipurpose performer, successful on turf, artificial, and turf surfaces. Now she’s shown however additional adaptability, this time with her operating style.

Usually a mare that stalks the rate from two or extra lengths off the leader, she showed she could do some thing else Nov. 19 at Churchill Downs in the $298,500 Chilukki Stakes (G3), racing in tandem for the early lead before asserting her superiority in the extend. The homebred 5-calendar year-previous daughter of Bernardini  drew obvious below Brian Hernandez Jr. for a 2 3/4-length victory over Ice Orchid .

“Experienced to go to Prepare B,” Hernandez instructed profitable coach Chris Block as he introduced his mount again in front of the grandstand in preparing for entering the winner’s circle.

It was a frontrunning approach that worked in the mile race, in part thanks to the makeup of 6-horse lineup, which was void of pace, specifically immediately after the scratch of graded-winning sprinter Center Aisle .

However, the fractions of the race were not slow—22.82, 45.50, and 1:10.12—the first two of those coming in excess of a straightaway down Churchill’s extended backstretch chute.

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“Brian did a great—just sat there, and she inherited the lead,” Block claimed. “I knew about the considerably turn—when she’s in that a lot hand, obtained so substantially horse—that it would be challenging for her to get run down.”

In truth, no just one could threaten her, with the winner timed covering a mile in 1:35.38. Ice Orchid rallied from fourth to finish in front of present finisher Liberty M D 

Favored Coach  ran a uninteresting fourth soon after trailing the discipline early, and Empire House  and 2nd beloved Mariah’s Princess  rounded out the two final positions. Crushed 30 lengths, Mariah’s Princess returned to be unsaddled with blood obvious from her nostrils. She was specified a precautionary journey back again to the backstretch in the horse ambulance.

Amid a reduction in race-working day treatment throughout significantly of the country, stakes races in Kentucky are done without the diuretic Lasix, which is employed to management respiratory bleeding and authorized for most sorts of races for older horses.

Hernandez claimed She Can not Sing was whole of energy soon after the 3rd quarter of the race, timed in :24.62, when she caught a breather when fellow frontrunner Empire House started to retreat.

“My filly just traveled well the entire way, and she got to the quarter pole on her very own conditions,” Hernandez said. “And when she switched sales opportunities, she sprinted house.”

She Can't Sing wins the Chilukki Stakes on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Churchill Downs
Photograph: Coady Pictures

The connections of She Can not Sing enjoy a trophy presentation right after the Chilukki

She compensated $9.04 to earn to her mutuel backers. She earned $183,450 for capturing the race, which went to post without an current graded stakes winner. She sophisticated her document to 8-6-5 in 33 starts off and job earnings to $816,588 for Bob Lothenbach’s Lothanbach Stables. She now has four 2022 stakes victories.

Bred in Kentucky, She Won’t be able to Sing is out of the a few-time profitable Distorted Humor mare Distormed Music, a producer of 5 foals, two of which have started. She Can’t Sing is the dam’s lone winner. Amid her develop are two foals not nonetheless of racing age, a yearling entire brother to She Can not Sing, and a Tapit   colt born this yr.

“She’ll go to Truthful Grounds for the winter season,” Block stated. “We will form of possibly freshen up a minor little bit and get completely ready for a campaign for future year.”

Video: Chilukki S. (G3)