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Sunday, October 06, 2013


Pilgrim (G3) Quotes


Chad Brown, winning trainer of Bobby's Kitten (No. 5) and of runner-up Shadow Banking (No. 4): "Second time out, we learned [Bobby's Kitten] was capable of leaving early and finishing. He has speed and can carry it, which makes him dangerous. Javier [Castellano] came out and worked him the other day and really liked the horse and accepted the mount on him. He said, 'I want to go out. I'm not going to worry what anybody else is doing. I'm going to ride my race. I'm real confident.' He rode that way."


On Shadow Banking: "I thought he did well. Considering the short rest he was on - I prefer that 31-60 day window, especially with my grass horses - he was looking a little bouncy, but he was able to pull through a slow pace and still get up for second. Now I have a little bit more time for his third start."

On Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf plans: "I'm taking them both if they are healthy."

Javier Castellano, winning jockey aboard Bobby's Kitten (No. 5): "I had a lot of confidence because I worked this horse in the morning, and I know how talented he is. I was impressed with his maturity today and how he did it. He broke well out of the gate. He's a very straightforward horse and was very impressive today."



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