Cheyenne Stables' Clarinda will make her second start for trainer Donnie Von Hemel in the $100,000 Iowa Distaff S. Friday at Prairie Meadows...
Cheyenne Stables' Clarinda will make her second start for trainer Donnie Von Hemel in the $100,000 Iowa Distaff S. Friday at Prairie Meadows, the first outing in a six-figure black-type event for the consistent 5-year-old mare.
Clarinda has captured outings over both wet and fast tracks in Florida while under the care of Christophe Clement. The daughter of Empire Maker has hit the board in seven of her 15 lifetime starts, earning just under $100,000.
The 1 1/16-mile Distaff drew a field of 10 fillies and mares, including Hung the Moon, who took the Wild Rose S. at Prairie Meadows last month, when Clarinda ran a good fourth in her first start for Von Hemel following a short, two-month break.
Cheyenne purchased Clarinda out of the 2010 Keeneland September Yearling sale, for the daughter of Miss Mary Apples, who placed in five stakes at two and three. She is the dam of five winners to date, including stakes winners Miss Red Delicious and Dr. Diamond Prize.
Clarinda will be ridden by Alex Birzer in Friday night's race, the eighth on the card scheduled to go postward at 9:40 p.m. Central Time.