Quotes - $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1)

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Todd Pletcher (winning trainer of In Lingerie)

“We were hopeful (of a winning performance). She ran very well at Saratoga against the best 3-year-old fillies in the country and we knew she liked the Polytrack. We were just hoping that she’d transfer that form from Turfway early on. (At Turfway Park, she won her career debut in January and won the Grade 3 Bourbonette Oaks in March.) We knew she was training well, so we were optimistic.”

 

On whether In Lingerie will race in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) on dirt at Santa Anita on November 2 after remaining unbeaten in three starts on Polytrack

“I’ll talk to (co-owners) Aron (Wellman) and Gary (Barber) and we’ll see how she comes out of it and talk about some options. I’d say she’s the kind you could look at a couple of different races with.”

 

John Velazquez (winning jockey)

“She had a perfect trip. She broke really well, so we got into nice position. I was a little worried because the horses in front of me, I was expecting they were going to come back to me. Actually they lasted a little longer than I expected, which did help me a little bit. Once I got out at the sixteenth pole and she was in the clear she responded right away. I’m very proud of her.

“She’s betting better. She’s more mature and relaxed.”

 

Jose Lezcano (rider of second-place finisher Mystical Star)

“My filly ran real good. The position was good. She broke running. She was comfortable the whole way. When I let her make the move, she kicked very well but the other fillies are very good fillies. I think my filly ran a good race.”

 

James Graham (rider of third-place finisher Upperline)

“She ran great!”

 

Ramon Domiguez (rider of sixth-place finisher Aruna)

“I had a great trip, but unfortunately turning for home when I finally got through and was able to get to the outside she didn’t have a big kick today.”

 

 Graham Motion (trainer of Aruna)

“I’ll talk to the owners but my gut feeling is that she probably needed to run better than that to go on to the Breeders’ Cup. I don’t really know (why she ran poorly). She was quite bad in the gate. She acted up, which didn’t help.”

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