Quotes from the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3)

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Stewart Elliott (winning rider of Sisterly Love)

“I had a great trip. She was comfortable the whole way. On the far turn, I looked over and saw Mike (Smith on the favorite, Emollient) and it looked like he was asking her already. I said, ‘Man, I got a chance. I still have some horse left.’ And I did. She finished up.”

 

Norman Casse (assistant to his father, Mark Casse, winning trainer)

“I thought Stewart (Elliott) gave her an absolutely beautiful trip today, and he got to save every inch of ground. Turning for home, I was pretty confident that we were going to have enough to hold off everybody.”

 

On being challenged by Emollient

“It was a little daunting. I was happy because as Stewart alluded to, she was comfortable. When she’s comfortable, she’s tough to beat.”

 

Jose Lezcano (rider of runner-up Moment in Dixie) 

“She came running but it was too late. She ran a very good race.”

 

Mike Smith (rider of third-place finisher and 7-10 favorite Emollient)

“(I’m) disappointed, the reason being is she’s on the surface supposedly that we think she likes a lot. We got away from the gate really well and she was well within herself around the first turn and down the backside. You know, last year she would have just blown the race open and I was looking for her to do that going into the turn. She just didn’t fire her ‘A’ race at all.”

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