Saturday, November 30, 2013
Demoiselle (G2) Quotes
Todd Pletcher, trainer of winner Stopchargingmaria (No. 6) and runner-up Got Lucky (No. 1):"I was pleased with both of their races. Big effort by Got Lucky in her second start. The thing I thought [Stopchargingmaria] had going for her is a good foundation and the fact that she has a good mind. She's very ratable. She's kind. She's not the kind you have to worry about getting too headstrong, but it's a mile and an eighth, and it's a long way for 2-year-old fillies."
Javier Castellano, winning jockey aboard Stopchargingmaria (No. 6): "I had a beautiful trip all the way in the race. Small field, outside post, I controlled the race all the way. I like the way she did it today - she's very amazing. Everything I asked, she responded. The question today was two turns, a mile and an eighth, and she handled it so well. She got it done today."
Mike Repole, winning owner of Stopchargingmaria (No. 6): "It's nice winning this race back-to-back years. To win it with Unlimited Budget and now with Stopchargingmaria, it's fun. She was so close to being a Grade 1 horse. We put her in Grade 3 company last time and she won impressively. Today, she had an advantage with four races under her belt as opposed to some of them who had run once or twice. I didn't know if she would get this distance, but if she ever was going to win at 1 1/8 miles, today was the day."
Mike Smith, jockey aboard runner-up Got Lucky (No. 1): "There's a lot of upside to her, which is a good thing. There's a lot of room to grow. Second time out, in tight; it was a little scary in there. Then, she saw the camera people at the wire from a distance. With a little improvement, I think she beats them."
Kiaran McLaughlin, trainer of third-place finisher Penwith (No. 3): "She ran great, unlucky to run so hard and finish third. She didn't have any quit in her. We're happy and disappointed, but she ran really well having just broken her maiden."
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