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Sunday, November 25, 2012


Todd Pletcher, winning trainer of Unlimited Budget (No. 1): “You’re always concerned running back a little quick, but she seemed to bounce out of the race pretty well, physically and mentally. She did everything right, never seemed to turn a hair, and came back with a really good work the other day. We felt it was a calculated risk. For only her second start, it was a big effort. We thought she breezed really well at OBS and has a nice blend of stamina and speed. Very classy filly.”

John Velazquez, winning jockey aboard Unlimited Budget (No. 1): “No problem, but she’s still a little on the green side. She’s looking around. We’ll probably have to put a little shadow roll on her. She’s looking at the ground a little.”

“The inside is slower, so I wanted to keep [Emollient] inside a bit. I wanted to keep her down in there and make her try to get by me there.”

Mike Repole, winning owner of Unlimited Budget (No. 1): “Four stakes races [this week], three wins, two left. As I said, I’d be fortunate to go 1-for-6. To be 3-for-4 with two left, I’ll sign up for that, unless I lose next two, then I won’t.” Note: Repole won the Grade 3 Fall Highweight Handicap on Thursday with Caixa Eletronica and the Super Mario overnight stakes on Friday with Notacatbutallama.

“[The quick turnaround] was the biggest risk, how is she going to react? Todd worked her last week. She worked with Violence and worked really, really well. She ran a mile, and there are no other 2-year-old or 3-year-old stakes going a distance until February. We’ll take her down to Florida and won’t race her until February, give her all the time she needs, and get her ready for a nice 3-year-old campaign.”

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