Mrs. Ogden Phipps Hurdle Stakes Quotes

December 10, 2019

Kate Dalton, winning trainer of Cat Feathers (No. 1): "Any win in Saratoga is what you strive for, but to win something several times is just wonderful. It just sets a horse up to have a little more of a following. Any following we can get for steeplechasing is just great. She's a really, really neat mare. I'm delighted she has some fans."

"Bernie [Dalton] gave her a great ride, saved ground. She normally doesn't like to be on the inside. I was a little concerned because she's normally a [mare] who likes to come running from the outside. She was jumping really well and the opportunity came to go up for the lead, and he, obviously, took it."

Bernard Dalton, winning jockey aboard Cat Feathers (No. 1): "The race went according to plan. I kept her close. I moved sooner than I normally would just because [we went at a sensible pace]. I didn't want [another horse] with a bigger turn of foot to come out quick. I kicked on from the second last [fence] home. She won very easy, and we couldn't be happier."

Note: Cat Feathers won the 2012 Mrs. Ogden Phipps