$150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G3) - Quotes

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Ken Ramsey (who with his wife, Sarah, bred and races the winner, Kitten Kaboodle)

On his 2-year-olds headed to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships

“I’ve got four 2-year-olds going to the Breeders’ Cup. I’ve got Bobby’s Kitten, who won the Pilgrim Stakes, Grade 3, up at Belmont. I’ve got Granny Mc’s Kitten (winner of the Grade 3 Miss Grillo at Belmont). Kitten Kaboodle’s going, and I’ve got one more: (Grade 1 Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity winner) We Miss Artie, who’s not a ‘Kitten.’ ”

“My only regret is I had to do an interview and did not get a bet down.”

 

Alan Garcia (winning rider)

“It was pretty easy. My filly broke good, and we saved all the ground we could. Turning for home, when I saw the hole on the inside, I said, ‘Let me ask her,’ and she took off.”
 

Joe Rocco Jr. (rider of runner-up and beaten favorite Zinzay)

“She ran well. I kind of got carried out turning for home and the winner got through and went on. My filly ran hard in her second start. She did a good job.”
 

Irad Ortiz Jr. (rider of third-place finisher Courtesan)

“I had a good trip. They were going pretty fast in the first part – a lot of speed horses (were) in the race. So I waited and had to go a little wide because I knew they were going to stop because they were going too fast, and I didn’t want to be in trouble. I went a little outside and checked a little bit. She came running and ran good.”

John Velazquez (rider of fourth-place finisher Candy Kitty)

“She finished up pretty good. I thought the way she was going at the quarter pole, I’d be one, two. After I saw the winner got through, I was like, ‘Oh, I finished second, I at least finished second.’ She kind of lost her momentum a little bit. But she held on pretty decent.”

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