Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1)Race Quotes

December 10, 2019

Mark Casse (trainer, Catch a Glimpse, 1st) – “She was a little rank in the early going, but we expected that. We’ve been trying and trying to get her to settle. We knew we weren’t going to be able to make the lead. When I was going over the past performance, and I saw Wesley's (Ward) horse (Ruby Notion) I said ‘Oh Boy’, and I knew it was going to be trouble and I was hoping she would clear. But she didn’t and she got a little rough in the first turn, but then she settled and went on and ran her race. She’s a good horse.”

On winning his first Breeders' Cup with his 26th starter: “It feels good. It feels really good. When this is all you've ever done for your entire life....this is my entire life. This is important.”

Florent Geroux (jockey, Catch a Glimpse, 1st) – “She broke very sharp. The only speed in the race was the five horse ((Ruby Notion) and I had to make sure to keep my position, but not go head-to-head with her. I was shut off and I had to steady a little bit in the first turn, but I took a hold and let (Ruby Notion) go. Then, when I was outside of her, (Catch a Glimpse) settled really nicely. In the stretch I had plenty left and I was pretty confident. She gave me a good run. I'm per cent, two-for-two (in the Breeders' Cup), but we still have a few more. It feels great.”

Aidan O’Brien (trainer, Alice Springs (Ire), 2nd) – “She ran really well. Maybe it was too soft for her.”

Ryan Moore (jockey, Alice Springs (Ire), 2nd) – no comment

Jeremy Noseda (trainer, Nemoralia, 3rd) – “She ran a great race. Maybe she was a bit unlucky. Who knows? As soon as it rained, I gave up all hope. Some you lose, but that’s racing.”

Joel Rosario (jockey, Nemoralia, 3rd) – “She relaxed beautifully, she was very comfortable and did everything I asked her to do. Turning for home I took them outside and she had a good finish. We were just a little short today. She started running again. The horse that won (Catch A Glimpse) and the other horse (Alice Springs) were just a little tougher.”

Julien Leparoux (jockey, Sapphire Kitten, 4th) – My horse broke well. I was sitting third most of the way in good shape. I started to make my move and I thought she was going to kick in. She did fire, but not as much as the others.”

Joe Sharp (trainer, Sapphire Kitten, 4th) – “We were pleased with the way she ran. She had a great trip. Julien (Leparoux) gave her a great ride. It just wasn't our day.”

This was Mark Casse’s first Breeders’ Cup victory with his 26th starter and the second for jockey Florent Geroux, who is now a perfect 2 for 2.

From the Juvenile Turf, as told to Donna Brothers from NBC Sports:

Ryan Moore (jockey, Hit It a Bomb, 1st) – “The ground was really loose and my horse was uncomfortable and had a hard time finding his footing. Once the horse settled and found his footing, he got into the race and then he came running.”

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