Aunt Pearl makes 3-year-old debut in $300K Edgewood on Oaks undercard

April 26, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Michael DubbMadaket StablesPeter DeutschMichael KisberThe Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables’ Aunt Pearl (IRE), dominating winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (GI) at Keeneland last fall, will face six rivals when she makes her 3-year-old debut in the 37th running of the $300,000 Edgewood presented by Newport Racing & Gaming (GII).

The 1 1/16-mile test over the Matt Winn Turf Course will be the seventh race on Friday’s 13-race program, with a 2:09 p.m. post time.

Trained by Brad Cox, Aunt Pearl followed up her 5-length maiden victory Sept. 1 at Churchill Downs with another front-running triumph in the Jessamine (GII) at Keeneland that set her up for her Breeders’ Cup victory.

Regular rider Florent Geroux has the mount and will exit post six.

The field for the Edgewood, with riders and weights from the rail out, is: Postnup (Irad Ortiz Jr., 118 pounds), Gift List (GB) (Javier Castellano, 118), Queen of the Green(James Graham, 118), Barista (Joel Rosario, 118), Line Dancing (Julien Leparoux, 118), Aunt Pearl (IRE) (Geroux, 122), Zaajel (Luis Saez, 118).

Churchill Downs Press Release

Photo: Aunt Pearl wins the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (GI) at Keeneland under Florent Geroux. (Keeneland/Coady Photography)

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