GRADE II TWINSPIRES.COM RACHEL ALEXANDRA STAKES

December 10, 2019

Corey Lanerie (jockey, Venus Valentine, winner): “They told me she was a longshot today but she was doing really good and to just let her run her race.”

Tom Amoss (trainer, Venus Valentine, winner): “She’s been a bit of a guessing game. She won her first start for us and we knew she had great raw talent. She was tying up and cramping up a lot muscle-wise. We solved this problem…we felt she had a real chance based on how she was coming into the race.”

James Graham (jockey, Midnight on Oconee, 2nd): “She got an easy lead last time, but she did what she had to do today. She was floating her ears up back and forth and I just sat as long as I could.”

Brian Hernandez, Jr. (jockey, Shaken, 3rd): “We had a beautiful filly for only her second start. She dug in and got graded stakes placed in only her second start. She missed the break a little, but you have to expect that with this being only her second start. She even got a little tired late, but she kept digging in and giving me more. She's a nice filly.”

Florent Geroux (jockey, Stageplay, beaten favorite): “We were wide all the way and did all the dirty work for the winner.”

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