Longines Kentucky Oaks Trainer Quotes

May 01, 2015

Larry Jones, trainer of Lovely Maria (winner)/I’m a Chatterbox (third) – “She did good. She sure did. Very similar going into the Keeneland race. She's a filly just doing good. She worked so well here. I knew she didn't have to carry her track with her. Chatterbox came closing. She came closing. She got squeezed back a little bit early, but she came closing. … Third in the Kentucky Oaks. We can live with that.'

Steve Asmussen, trainer of Shook Up (second) – 'She's a good filly, and good races are in her future. Very proud of her. She was ready, and I loved how she acted, love how she ran. I wish she had won, but I'm very proud of her effort.'

John Sadler, trainer of Stellar Wind (fourth as favorite) – “She just got roughed up at the start, you can’t be that far back today. She was way too far back. She was last around the first turn and the winners were all up close today so she never had any position. She just banged up out of the gate. Sometimes you get a bad trip so there’s nothing you can really do. We’ll take her back to California, freshen her up and then decide what to do next with her.”

Dale Romans, trainer of Birdatthewire (fifth) –  “She ran hard. It was a good bunch of fillies and she didn’t get beat very far. I think the best filly won today.”

Todd Pletcher, trainer of Angela Renee (sixth)/Eskenformoney (10th) – “Angela Renee: “I thought she got a really good trip and then she just came up a little bit empty at the last part.” Eskenformoney: “We were hoping for a big race, she kind of missed the break, came away last around the first turn and closed some ground. I thought she ran a solid race.'

Wayne Catalano, trainer of Oceanwave (seventh) – “afael (Bejarano) said she wouldn’t run between horses and she got pinched back. When he wanted her to go, she got intimidated and put on the brakes. But when he got her out, he said she was really running.”

Tom Proctor, trainer of Include Betty (eighth) – Unavailable for comment.

Rudy Rodriguez, trainer of Condo Commando (ninth) – Unavailable for comment

Dallas Stewart, trainer of Forever Unbridled (11th) – “No excuses. She just got outrun. Mike (Smith) gave her a great ride. Congratulations to Larry Jones.'

Bill Mott, trainer of Puca (12th) – “The post didn’t help us. We were hung up a little wide going into the first turn and he didn’t have enough to go on with it and it wasn’t easy to get back. (Jockey) Junior (Alvarado) thought she might be spinning her wheels.”

Kelly Breen, trainer of Money’soncharlotte (13th) – “She didn’t show up. I’m disappointed. She was training great going into the race. I know we were a longshot. I didn’t feel pressure. I bet on her. I felt good with my own money to say, ‘Hey, she’s training great.’ ”

Ingrid Mason, trainer of Sarah Sis (Did not finish) – “She’s fine. There is nothing wrong with her. I really think she just didn’t like the track. I had worked her over it and she bobbled a few times. It’s different than what she is used to.”

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