Adirondack (G2) Quotes

December 10, 2019

Kiaran McLaughlin, winning trainer of Cavorting (No. 5): "We had a lot of confidence because she's trained very well. She's a special filly. She ran 11 weeks after she came to us and won by 11 [lengths]. Usually our horses improve [in their] second start. She had a perfect trip; [jockey] Irad [Ortiz, Jr.] rode a great race. We wanted to try to keep her face clean, and it worked out very well. She's a very talented filly."

"It would seem that she would go further. The Spinaway [Grade 1, August 31, Saratoga] is back a little quick; we'll see how she comes out of this race. There's the [Grade 1] Frizette at a mile [on October 4 at Belmont Park], and the Breeders' Cup is obviously what we hope for."

Irad Ortiz, Jr., winning jockey aboard Cavorting (No. 5): "At the half-mile, I had to cut the corner. I didn't want to go too wide. I got in a little bit and asked her a little bit and I had horse. When I asked her, she just took off. I got clear turning for home. I think she was ready. The trainer brought her ready. When I asked her, she took off. She's a nice filly. She won first time out by 11 lengths, easy. We saw better fillies today, and she can do it. She has some talent and [trainer Kiaran McLaughlin] does a great job with them."

Todd Pletcher, trainer of beaten favorite and runner-up Angela Renee (No. 3): "I thought she ran very well. I think we learned a few things about her and hopefully she'll improve as we move forward."

John Velazquez, jockey aboard beaten favorite and runner-up Angela Renee (No. 3): "I didn't want to be stuck in there and get all the dirt. I got a nice spot on the outside and she was going pretty good. When the other horses got to her, she just shied away from them. Instead of looking forward, she was watching the other horses. Maybe blinkers next time."

Taylor Rice, jockey aboard third-place finisher Wonder Gal (No. 1): "I had thought everything was good out of the gate. It got a little tight down the lane, but I was trying to save all the ground I could. My filly ran great, so hopefully we'll get a better shot. She's got all the guts in the world."

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