Friday, August 30 2013
Kiaran McLaughlin, winning trainer of Midnight Watch (No. 6): "I told him [jockey Irad Ortiz Jr.] not to rush her too much, just ease into it, and we got a nice :23 4/5 first quarter. He did a great job riding her. She is difficult and wants to go fast. We're just happy to get this stakes win behind her. It has been a great meet. Horses are running well. A lot of them were second early in the meet and came back to win. We've had a great meet."
Irad Ortiz, Jr., winning jockey aboard Midnight Watch (No. 6): "That was easy: break, and she has speed. I tried to get her relaxed as much as I could. She was pretty good all the way and when I asked, she picked it up. That's all I did. I thought it would be tough for them to run me down because I was going easy. She was always going :46, :47 and she was still running."
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