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Quotes for the $300,000 Madison (G1)

April 8, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (April 8, 2017) – Quotes for the $300,000 Madison (G1):

Chad Brown (winning trainer of 9-5 favorite Paulassilverlining)

“I have to give credit to (former trainer) Michelle Nevin. I only got her (Paulassilverlining) a month ago and she did most of the work to get this horse ready, so I’ll share the win with her. She did a terrific job. A lot of credit goes to Garrett O’Rourke (of owner Juddmonte Farms), who made the deal to buy her. I was lucky enough (Juddmonte owner) Prince Khalid wanted me to train her.

“I’m in a real fortunate spot today. We’ll probably to Churchill for the Humana Distaff-G1 (on May 6 at 7 furlongs). I think we had thought about that even before this race. I’ll speak to Garrett and she how she comes out of this race. We’re happy to have her.”

 

Jose Ortiz (winning rider)

“(The trip) was great. She broke really well. When I cut the corner at the quarter pole, she kicked on. Great training job by Chad as always, and I’m just happy she had the opportunity.”

 

David Flores (rider of runner-up Constellation)

“I thought that the winner was going to be behind me coming around (the far turn), but when I got to the top of the stretch she went inside.

“My filly was getting out a little bit on the turn. I hit her left-handed and she got out a little more so I corrected her and she tried to come back. But the other horse had an advantage once she got the lead. My filly is a very competitive filly, and she fights to the end. She gave me a great effort.”

 

Joel Rosario (rider of third-place finisher Paid Up Subscriber)

“She broke well and took a little time to get into stride, like she likes to run. In the middle of the race the pace was not very fast-- she was moving very nice and comfortable. We were just third-best today.”

 

Robby Albarado (rider of fourth-place finisher Mines and Magic)

“I had a really good trip. I got excited a little bit turning for home because from all indications she was there for me. I was on the outside in a clear spot and gave her the best opportunity possible. She’s a nice filly. It was a tough race. I'm looking forward to the rest of her year. I think she’s going to run at Churchill next.”