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.”
On her next race
“Looks like the Mrs. Revere (G2) over at Churchill (on November 17).
Shaun Bridgmohan (winning rider)
“I thought I had a phenomenal trip. I’m getting to know this filly a little better every time I’ve ridden her. She’s matured mentally and physically. You couldn’t ask her to be doing any better. Steve’s (trainer Steve Margolis) done a phenomenal job with her. She’s doing right.”
Elvis Trujillo (rider of second-place finisher English Class)
“Everything was right. She broke good. She ran a very nice race. She gave me 100 percent. She just got beat.”
Eduardo Perez (rider of third-place finisher Leading Astray)
“She struggled with the ground on both turns. I didn’t have any problems in the race; she just had trouble with the footing. Still, she gave me all she had.”
Javier Castellano (rider of beaten favorite and fourth-place finisher Pianist)
“I had a beautiful trip. For some reason, she didn’t show up today. She was right behind the pace and when I asked my horse, she never gave it to me.”