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Quotes for $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1)

April 15, 2016

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Graham Motion (winning trainer of Miss Temple City)

On deciding to run her in the Maker’s 46 Mile after cross-entering her in Saturday’s Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1) against females, including champion Tepin

“Tepin’s already beaten the boys. She’s proved she’s one of the best milers in the country – if not the best miler in the country. I really wasn’t crazy about running against her.

“I loved the fact that we got the weight today; (jockey) Drayden (Van Dyke) could do the weight. (Miss Temple City carried 113 pounds from five to seven pounds less than her male rivals.) He suits this filly so well. I think this filly is better than she was last year. She’s improved physically. She looks like a colt.”

 

Drayden Van Dyke (winning jockey)

“(I had an) ideal trip. Couldn’t have asked for a better trip. (When I asked her to respond) she took off like a rocket. She’s such a nice filly.”

 

Julien Leparoux (rider of runner-up Heart to Heart)

“We were expecting (Shining Copper to press the pace). We broke so sharp that by the first turn we were already in front so we were committed to being on the lead. We did go a little bit quick, but he fought the whole time and ran a huge race. He tried hard. We had a good race, but when you have the speed and you have the favorite, you’re usually the target. That that was the case today.”

 

Jose Lezcano (rider of third-place finisher Tourist)

“I got a very good trip. I got in good position. The pace was very good. I had plenty of horse, so I followed the horse in front of me (Miss Temple City) and when I asked he gave me the kick I needed. The horse in front (Miss Temple City) can run. It was still a very good race.”

 

Javier Castellano (rider of fourth-place finisher Reload)

“I had a beautiful trip. I covered up behind the winner all the way. Turning for home, I didn’t have the horse today.”