Quotes from the $100,000 Appalachian (G3) Presented by Japan Racing Association

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Alan Garcia (winning rider of Daring Dancer)

“The focus was to get her to finish well. She broke great; she saved all the ground. We were waiting at the top of the stretch for a hole to open, and it did. She finished very strong.”


Rosie Napravnik (rider of runner-up Sweet Acclaim [IRE])

"My filly didn’t break real sharp, but she settled in really nicely. I was a little bit farther back than I thought I would be but she was settled and comfortable. I knew I had a lot of horse; it was just a matter of finding a way through. They were all bottled up on the inside so we just took the outside path. She was clear to run and she really kicked hard.”


Joel Rosario (rider of third-place finisher and 2-1 favorite Recepta)

“(The race) set up perfect. I thought the horse would win; she was running turning for home but got passed on the inside and on the outside. I thought the pace was fine; (we were) probably a little farther back than I thought we’d be, but she responded to everything I asked her to do. She pulled a really good move and I took the lead for a second, but those horses on the inside and the outside were running.”


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