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Quotes - $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (G2)

Gatewood Bell (co-owner of winner Gypsy Robin)

 “She loves the track. She’s trained here. She’s always run well here. She’s a really fast horse. The Hall of Famer (jockey John Velazquez) made her look good. It helps having him on her back; gives you confidence. She just ran awesome. (Trainer) Wesley (Ward) had her primed today, and she’s a good filly and she ran well.”

 

 On trainer Wesley Ward, who was not at the race

Quotes - $125,000 Pin Oak Valley View (G3) (2nd division)

Steve Margolis (winning trainer of Miz Ida)

“This filly in her last few races has been so strong at the end. We figured out some things since she ran in the Edgewood (on May 4 at Churchill Downs in which she was seventh). She doesn’t want to sit that close (to the pace). Just let her break, let her get herself together and make her run when she’s ready.

 

On her late-running performance today

“She runs that way. Horses that have that come-from-behind race in them, you just have to let them run and kick in at the end.”

Quotes - $125,000 Pin Oak Valley View (G3) (1st division)

Jonathan Sheppard (winning trainer of Angel Terrace)

“It looked like a pretty tough spot, but she is a nice filly. She ran in a restricted stakes at Saratoga and she got beat about a length. (Angel Terrace was fourth in the one-mile Nani Rose on July 29.) She was in front after the wire; she absolutely flew through the stretch. I thought if she settled nicely and if the speed backed up I thought she had a shot to get a piece of it. In fact, I wasn’t really looking for the win. It was great.”

 

Quotes - $100,000 Sycamore (G3)

Mike Maker (winning trainer of Kindergarden Kid)

“I expected him to run his race. We had a lot of respect for the two horses who just beat him (Ioya Bigtime and Rahystrada in the Grade 3 Kentucky Turf Cup on September 15) and Musketier (GER) – how could you knock him? This horse is coming around, and I’m very pleased with him.”

 

On whether he was concerned when Ioya Bigtime had a big lead while Kindergarden Kid was fifth in the field of seven

Dayatthespa Holds Off All Challengers to Win Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

LEXINGTON, KY (October 13, 2012) – Jerry Frankel, Ronald Frankel, Steve Laymon and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Dayatthespa went to the lead at the break and fended off all challengers to win the 29th running of the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) for 3-year-old fillies by two lengths over Centre Court before a crowd of 28,337 on Saturday afternoon at Keeneland.

Quotes - $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1)

Chad Brown (winning trainer of Dayatthespa)

“As she grows and matures, she’s become more settled, which has helped us train her and has helped (jockey) Javier (Castellano) rate her, and I think her best days are ahead of her.”

 

On whether he expected the slow early pace

Quotes - $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County (L)

Cam Gambolati (winning trainer of Madame Giry)

On scoring his first victory at Keeneland

“I don’t think I’ve run (but) five or six times here. It (the race) just fit in. These kind of races are hard to find. The timing was good. A couple of people tried to talk me into running in the (Grade 2 Lexus) Raven Run (a 1 1/16-mile race on turf on October 19), which I think she would handle. But you know what, you win four in a row on the turf and it’s hard to change. We proved it today.”

 

$150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G3) Quotes

 

Dale Romans (winning trainer of Moonwalk)

“You just don’t know with all these horses. She’s doing good and she can run, so we’ll give her a shot. She showed how much she can run.”

On whether she will make her next start in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1)

“I don’t know why we wouldn’t. I’ll talk to (Spendthrift Farm owner) Mr. (B. Wayne) Hughes and (farm general manager) Ned (Toffey) about it, but I don’t know why we wouldn’t. You have a free roll.”

Corey Lanerie (winning jockey)

Quotes - $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1)

Todd Pletcher (winning trainer of In Lingerie)

“We were hopeful (of a winning performance). She ran very well at Saratoga against the best 3-year-old fillies in the country and we knew she liked the Polytrack. We were just hoping that she’d transfer that form from Turfway early on. (At Turfway Park, she won her career debut in January and won the Grade 3 Bourbonette Oaks in March.) We knew she was training well, so we were optimistic.”

 

Quotes - $150,000 Bourbon (G3)

Chad Brown (winning trainer of Balance the Books)

“He’s a wonderful horse, wonderful owners – Seth Klarman and Bill Lawrence. All three of this horse’s races have been good. (He is a) Keeneland sales grad (purchased for $160,000 at the Keeneland April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale); got him here in the spring and brought him back here and won a stakes. It’s been great.

“This horse is getting bigger and stronger, and it’s on to the Breeders’ Cup (Juvenile Turf [G1])”

 

Julien Leparoux (winning jockey)

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