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Saturday, April 20, 2013


$100,000 Giant’s Causeway Stakes Quotes


Joe Rocco Jr. (winning jockey)

“She’s really nice. I’m really glad I got the opportunity to ride her. It was pretty uneventful. She broke really good, stalked the pace. She had plenty left to run through the stretch. She’s a really nice mare.”

On what instructions trainer William R. Connelly gave him
“Not really much: Just stay out of her way and let her do her thing. Obviously, she knows her way to the winner’s circle. I tried not to mess it up. She knew how to get there.”


Joel Rosario (rider of second-place finisher Spun Cap)

“She did everything right. She finished well. We were just second best. The other horse (winner Sweet Cassiopeia) was really running turning for home and we couldn’t keep going with her. But my filly tries hard. She's a nice little filly. She never gave up.”

Eduardo Caramorai (trainer of Spun Cap)

“It means a lot to run so well, but not winning hurts a little bit. There is just one winner and it wasn’t us today. We tried to be a little off the pace, but we knew it was a paceless race. Things set up perfectly for the winner.”

Julien Leparoux (rider of third-place finisher Sounds of the City)

“She broke just a tad slow, but when we were on the backstretch she made a big run for the finish. The winner (Sweet Cassiopeia) is a tough filly to beat, so my filly ran great.”

Rosie Napravnik (rider of fourth-place finisher Sensible Lady)

“I had a great trip. Turning for home, I thought I might not even have to hit her. I thought she would spurt on like she normally does. She didn’t really kick in as hard as I expected. For a turf sprint, there really wasn’t much speed so I thought the pace was modest.”



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