“I thought coming off that mile (Dec. 30), I knew she’d have the stamina. When they were going head and head, I knew she’d finish strong. I didn’t know she’d win off by six, but I knew she’d finish strong. And that race (second) to Dust and Diamonds (Dec. 8) was a good race.”
Trainer Allen Jerkens (Emma's Encore): "Naturally we wanted to win and we were second best. We can't take it away from the winner who ran a big race. Emma's Encore closed as she usually does and we hope next time our number will come up. She has never run on this kind of track condition before, but it's always nice when you can finish in the money in a big race."