Garland of Roses Quotes

December 10, 2019

David Jacobson, winning trainer of Room for Me (No. 4): "You always hope they'll turn out to be this good when you claim them, but this has been a pleasant surprise. She had good form, was running decent looking races, so it was a nice horse to claim at the time. The intention was to bring her back for the Claiming Championship here in March.

"She banged her head on the gate in the Breeders' Cup. Victor [Espinoza] said that took her out of the race, but she still ran a really good race, getting beat five lengths after coming from dead last.

"She'll let me know where to go next. It's one race at a time. I don't plan out a long term campaign with fillies and mares as much as with geldings, but we'll see how she is and look to run back in New York."

Irad Ortiz, Jr., winning jockey aboard Room for Me (No. 4): "First of all, thanks to the owner and trainer for giving me the opportunity. We had a good trip. I broke out of there and [sat] third or fourth on the inside saving ground. By the three-eighths pole, I saw the horse in front of me getting out a little bit, so I took a chance and put myself in there. She got through and after that she took off, she did everything. That's the first time I've ridden her, she's a nice filly."

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