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Sunday, April 21, 2013


The Road Princess Overnight Stakes Quotes


Michael McCarthy, assistant to winning trainer Todd Pletcher, of Kauai Katie (No. 4): “I’d say that was pretty much textbook right there. The plan was to go ahead and let her run away from there and finish up nicely. It seemed she controlled the race from the start, set some nice fractions, didn’t overdo it, got the job done. I’d have to think this will [set her up for the Acorn] (Grade 1, one mile, Belmont Park, May 27). That’s been the plan all along.”


Javier Castellano, winning jockey aboard Kauai Katie (No. 4): “She went really nice. I’m very thankful and blessed to ride the horse; [Pletcher] put me on because unfortunately Johnny [Velazquez] got hurt. She was really the best filly in the field, no question about it. She did everything easy today and it was basically just a pretty good work. She was sharp out of the gate and able to do whatever she wanted to do today. I give all the credit to Todd Pletcher – I was only the pilot!”


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