Having come out victorious for August 22nd Dance Smartly Stakes, a Grade 2 race which will be going 1 1/4 on the Woodbine turf, Mutamakina was able to display the same pace-stalking tactics to claim the $600,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes at the same course and distance on October 17.
Dylan Davis was once again the jockey on the back of the Nathaniel mare for trainer Christophe Clement. It came as a close call on Sunday as the Mutamakina pressed for the pace in second, and although she had some control a quarter-mile out in the Dance Smartly before eventually claiming a half-length victory in the race.
The five-year-old mare was unable to get past E.P. Taylor pacesetter Kalifornia Queen until a sixteenth out from the finish line as her stablemate La Dragontea rallied from the bottom to coming close to winning it all.
Speaking to the media, Davis said via best online casino Australia: “She ran well over here [last out in the Dance Smartly] and we saw an opportunity again to bring her out here. Christophe, first off, did a great job of getting her here. I’ve been breezing her, setting up for this race, and she’s been breezing well and maintained herself and we knew that she would be tough coming here.”
Mutamakina was able to claim her first top-level victory after completing the 1% miles on yielding turf in 2:09.14. She paid 19.80 to win the race.
“She handled everything great,” Davis continued via online real money casino. “Last time she put herself in a great position laying second. Today, again, she got her nerves going a little bit more than previously, but she put herself in a great position putting herself second. We slowed down the pace and she was handling it well for me and I just needed her to finish strong. Once she got a head in front there at eighth pole she was digging in nicely. She handled the turf well today.”
The five-year-old mare is known to be owned by Al Shira’aa Farms and was made to the campaign in France by the same owner with trainer Carlos Laffon-Parias. She was then transported to Clement’s barn last fall and was able to come out victorious in three graded stakes.
She also has a 5-3-3 record from 16 career starts and has been able to earn up to $634,000. Said to be bred in Great Britain by Widgham Stud, Mutamakina came out of Danehill mare Joshua’s Princess.