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Friday, October 18, 2013

Pin Oak Valley View (G3) Quotes

Malcolm Pierce (winning trainer of Overheard)

On winning the race with a horse owned by the race’s sponsor, Josephine Abercrombie’s Pin Oak Stable LLC

“There was a lot of pressure today because she sponsors this race. We came down here (from Woodbine in Toronto) thinking we had a chance. It’s a lot of fun to win.

“I knew (Overheard would) run big. I didn’t know if she could win this race, but I knew she was ready to run a top race.”

Eurico Da Silva (winning rider)

“My trip was awesome. (I told) Malcolm before the race (that) I was concerned (about saving) some ground. He said, ‘Eurico, I prefer you come outside. I think that’s the best way for her to run today.’ So that’s what I did. I just followed his instructions. When I came home, I had a lot of horse. I was outside; I had a very clear trip. She was ready today.”

Forest Boyce (rider of runner-up Nellie Cashman)

“We had a good trip. The ground has a little give to it and she’s been running on some pretty firm turf. It may have gotten to her a little bit today, but I thought she ran her race and she ran great. We had a good trip, saved ground, got through on the rail – can’t ask for more than that. The other filly just ran a little bit faster today.”

Joe Rocco (rider of third-place finisher Summer of Fun)

“She broke OK. I wanted to be a little closer than we ended up, but that’s just kind of how things shook out. I thought my mare ran really well considering nothing really set up ideally the way she likes it. She’d rather have firm going, which on a day like this would be outside. I was stuck inside all the way and there was never a chance to get out. She still ran on even though she wasn’t on her favorite part of the racetrack. I think she ran well considering how everything went.”

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