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Quotes from the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1)

October 9, 2016

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Larry Jones (winning trainer of I’m a Chatterbox)
“She ran really big. When it came time to run, she really exploded down the lane very nice. It seems like her numbers are getting better after every race, so I think she’s at the peak right now. We hopefully have room for improvement.”
On facing a strong field in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) on Nov. 4 at Santa Anita
“I think this may be the deepest Distaff that I have seen in a long time. There’s seven really good horses. I’m putting her right there with them.”
Florent Geroux (winning rider)
“She broke very sharply today, which sometimes can be an issue with her. Sometimes she can break a little step slow or flat-footed. Today she broke very sharp, which allowed us to take a great position, where I wanted to be. She was nice and relaxed. When I asked her to go down the lane, she gave me a very nice kick. I was like, ‘Wow. They’re going to have to go fast to catch me.’ ”
Jose Ortiz (rider of runner-up Paid Up Subscriber)
“Perfect trip. She broke well today. I felt going into the first turn that if I let Florent (on I’m a Chatterbox) go in front of me, he was going to slow down the pace too much. I didn't want that. She relaxed well for me on the front, but was just second best. That other filly, a lot of credit to her. She’s just a phenomenal horse.”
Javier Castellano (rider of third-place finisher Genre)
“She was third best today. Those two first horses (pacesetter Paid Up Subscriber and I’m a Chatterbox) opened up on the rest of the field. My filly can run. Every time I asked her, she responded. I am very satisfied with third place in the race.”
Luis Saez (rider of fourth-place finisher Engaginglee)
“No excuse. When we turned for home, the others took off.”