Quotes - $350,000 First Lady (G1)

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Dale Romans (winning trainer of Tapitsfly)

“She has been a special filly. She’s probably going to retire at the end of this year. She’s going to have one or two more starts left so we’ve got to pick some place that’s going to count. The Breeders’ Cup is tough because for the fillies, she has to run so far (1 1/4 miles in the Grade 1 Filly & Mare Turf) unless we decide to put her in against the colts (in the Grade 1 Mile). But we’ve done sillier things.”


Jose Lezcano (winning jockey)

“She gave me a good race. She settled in good. When I asked her, she kicked in really good.”


James Graham (rider of second-place finisher Daisy Devine)

“She’s as honest as they come. She ran good but circumstances were against us. You can’t help what happens in front of you.”


Andrew McKeever (trainer of Daisy Devine)

“She ran hard. The five horse (Summer Soiree) was herding her all over the place, which didn’t help her cause. Still she was probably still second best. With a (prep) race in her, she might have won today.”


Julien Leparoux (rider of third-place finisher and beaten favorite Hungry Island)

“We had a great race. It set up perfect for us, you know, and they went a good pace for us in front. It was relaxed, the filly raced nice, we were just outkicked at the end.”


Graham Motion (trainer of fourth-place finisher Summer Soiree)

“I don't think (the pace was too fast). She’s just probably run the two most disappointing races of her life over this turf course. I just don’t think she really cares for it. We were concerned about that coming into it.”


On her next start:

“I’m not sure. She may come back in the (Grade 1) Matriarch (on November 25 at Hollywood Park). She ran well in that race before.”



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