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Monday, August 12, 2013

Adirondack (G2) Quotes

Dallas Stewart, winning trainer of winner Designer Legs (No. 5): "She ran a great race. Very nice filly. She's going to get better. I give a lot of credit to [owner] Murray [Valene]. I had her early and he sent her to Minnesota because his father is up there. She ran up there and of course she ran in a stake in Iowa. Murray called me and said, 'Hey, we're going to get that filly back. She's the real deal.' A lot of credit goes to Murray and [former trainer] Gary Scherer. She was ready to run; I try just not to mess her up.

"She fought back and forth with that horse [Who's in Town] and it came up the right way."

Shaun Bridgmohan, winning rider aboard Designer Legs (No. 5): "Well, I thought I was sitting a good trip down the backside. Turning for home me and him [Joel Rosario] was kind of fighting it out. He [Rosario] kind of bumped her [Fiftyshadesofgold] a little bit and she hesitated just enough. His filly [Who's in Town] was game but we got lucky and got put up."

W. Bret Calhoun, trainer of beaten favorite Fiftyshadesofgold (No. 2): "It's very disappointing. I thought we had the best horse. It looked like we were coming through and going to win. There was a pretty good-sized hole there; we were there. She looks like she's all right right now."

Corey Lanerie, jockey aboard beaten favorite Fiftyshadesofgold (No. 2): "I was sitting behind the leaders trying to find a spot to go. I saw [Joel Rosario, aboard Who's in Town] go to the left-handed stick so I committed to the rail. He came off and I had nothing but room there. I came in there and he just shut me off."

Do you think she would've won if the incident hadn't occurred? "Absolutely. No doubt."

Michael Matz, trainer of first-place finisher (disqualified to fourth) Who's in Town (No. 4): "What can I do? I was real pleased with the way my filly ran. She was game. I didn't think she'd be on the lead. If there was a hole there, it was only open for a little bit. As long as she comes out of the race OK, we just have to go on from there."

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