“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.”