SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Trainer Christophe Clement said stakes winners Call Me Love and Mutamakina will target the Grade 2, $250,000 Glens Falls, a 12-furlong turf test for older fillies and mares on August 7 at the Spa. That start will follow respective first and third place finishes in the River Memories on July 11 at Belmont Park.
Owned by R Unicorn Stable, Call Me Love notched consecutive victories when defeating allowance optional claiming company going 1 1/16 miles on May 23 at Belmont Park en route to her River Memories coup.
The daughter of 2009 European Horse of the Year Sea the Stars was a dual grouped winner in Italy before joining Clement’s barn in 2020. She has displayed a turnaround in form after going 0-for-5 in an all-graded stakes campaign last season.
Mutamakina winning the Long Island at Aqueduct on November 28, 2020. (NYRA/Coglianese)
Mutamakina, a graded stakes-winning daughter of Nathaniel owned by Al Shiria’aa Stud, captured the Grade 3 Long Island in November at Aqueduct in her second start in North America. She was two-time Group 2 placed during her sophomore season in France.
“Both of them are possible for the Glens Falls. I’ll have to see how they are training and make sure it doesn’t come up too quickly, but both of them are doing well at the moment,” said Clement, a four-time Glens Falls winner. “It was nice for Call Me Love to get a stakes win. We obviously had tried it many times with her, so I was happy with her race.”
Call Me Love is out of the Rainbow Quest mare Fresnay, whose dam is French Group 1 winner Field of Hope. Mutamakina is out of the Danehill mare Joshua’s Princess, making her fourth dam was 1995 European Horse of the Year and Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Ridgewood Pearl.
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Top Photo: Call Me Love winning the River Memories at Belmont on July 11, 2021 (NYRA/Coglianese)