Garland of Roses Quotes
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Leonard Dunne, assistant to Eddie Kenneally, winning trainer of Ullapool (No. 4): "She doesn't want company - she likes do it by herself and likes to be up there. When she hears horses behind her, her heart gets big. Like Irad [Ortiz] said, when he turned for home and the other [riders] were hitting them and slapping it woke her up and she went on about her business."
"She had been laid off a little while. She was in the [restricted Chip overnight stakes on November 6] and she got sick, and we had to scratch her. This came up a little tougher, but the plan worked out good."
"Eddie had mentioned the Florida Millions. She's a Florida-bred, but now that she has won a stake at Aqueduct I'll be lobbying to keep her here, of course. She likes Belmont and trains well there. She's happy and she's fit, so we'll see what the boss draws up next."
Irad Ortiz, winning jockey aboard Ullapool (No. 4): "They gave me instructions to try to put her on the lead. My horse relaxed pretty good, and she just picked it up, as you saw, at the quarter pole. I was just a passenger."