Sunday, October 06, 2013

Frizette (G1) quotes

Mike Hushion, winning trainer of Artemis Agrotera (No. 2): "I said [to jockey Jose Lezcano], 'Be careful she just doesn't run off the first part of it.' If he tapped her once on the shoulder, she'd be gone, and he didn't."

"I saw [Sweet Reason] coming, but watching as many races as I have over this track, I knew at the sixteenth pole [Sweet Reason] had her work cut out for her and we were in good position."

Will she make her next start in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies? "I hope so. We'll see what the next few days bring. Hopefully, everything will be a 'go.'"

Jose Lezcano, winning jockey aboard Artemis Agrotera (No. 2): "She broke good, put herself in position, and when I asked her, she took off and won the race. She acted very, very professional today. She did everything right in the gate and in the race, and did the job."

Leah Gyarmati, trainer of runner-up and beaten favorite Sweet Reason (No. 1):"It was a remarkable race. Obviously, she didn't get a very good start. She's already a horse that's going to be back a little bit, so it cost us probably five, six lengths. She proved she could handle a fast track, she was six wide, and she spotted the field several lengths at the start, so I'm very impressed with her."

"[Jockey Alex Solis] just said she ducked over to the inside. I thought when I was watching it that she wasn't standing good, and her head looked like it was in the air and she was turned sideways. He said she was standing square, but when the doors opened she ducked to the inside. I'll have to watch it again."

On to the Breeders' Cup? "I would think so. Obviously, we'll have to see how she is and make sure she's OK. She certainly proved that she could overcome a lot of adversity, plus she can handle a fast track, which is what everybody's question was."

Alex Solis, jockey aboard runner-up and beaten favorite Sweet Reason (No. 1): "She just ducked in [at the start]. She's never done that before. It's just one of those things. It's one of those things that babies do."

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