$125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager (L) - Quotes

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Kenny McCarthy (assistant to Bill Mott, winning trainer of Preferential [GB])

“I think it’s been a little bit of a learning process for us, understanding what she really wants to do. From her last race (a second in the Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon on Sept. 7), we learned an awful lot. (Jockey) Leandro (Goncalves) really fit her well, and we felt pretty confident coming in here today. The trip was a little rough the whole way around, but at the end when he called on her she really answered.”


Leandro Goncalves (winning rider)

“It was hard. I had to stalk the whole way, couldn’t get through. I didn’t have anywhere to go, so I just had to wait and hope for the best and try to get lucky. I did today.”


Robby Albarado (rider of runner-up Left a Message)

“I had a great trip, no excuses. It was a long trip, but it was good. First time on her and she was a charm to be on – did everything perfectly. The winner is a nice horse. We were just second-best today. Next time I’ll beat her, hopefully.”


Rosie Napravnik (rider of third-place finisher Angel Terrace)

“I had a pretty decent trip. The pace was very slow – slower than I was hoping for.”



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