Irad Ortiz Jr. (jockey, Lady Eli, 1st) â€“ â€œIt was really good. I got a perfect trip and can't complain. My filly broke good and I got a nice spot down inside, and then I broke through the hole when (Sunset Glow) came out. My filly flew right through there. I was patient and waited like the trainer told me and it worked out good for us. It feels great; unbelievable.â€
Chad Brown (trainer, Lady Eli, 1st) â€“ â€œIâ€™m so proud of her to see her run like this today. We developed these babies form scratch and I remember the first time I saw her breeze on the turf. It took my breath away. I told these guys (owners) she was something special and she proved out to be. It all worked out. Very proud and happy.â€
Victor Espinoza (jockey, Sunset Glow, 2nd) â€“ â€œShe broke a step slow, and I had to encourage her a little bit. She lugged in a little at the three-eighths pole and the other horse (winner) got through on the inside, but she ran great.
Blake Heap (assistant to trainer Wesley Ward, Sunset Glow, 2nd) â€“ â€œA win and two seconds â€“ pretty good day, huh? It looks like all the horses ran good and you canâ€™t win them all. (The race) was a little too fast early. We didnâ€™t want to go that fast but the 5-horse (Isabella Sings) was kind of pushing us along and the 4-horse (winner Lady Eli) got a perfect trip. All in all, a very good race.â€
Frankie Dettori (jockey, Osaila, 3rd) â€“ â€œSheâ€™s run great, but for the first time on a track like this, she found the tight turns quite difficult, but sheâ€™s run really well. I was trying to pick my way through some tight spots and when I finally got clear, the two U.S. horses just kicked on faster than mine.â€
Richard Hannon (trainer, Osalia, 3rd) â€“ â€œIâ€™m really pleased with her. Sheâ€™s run a really good race. Itâ€™s a shame because she missed the gate but sheâ€™s run on really well. Iâ€™m very pleased with that.â€
Jamie Spencer (jockey, Prize Exhibit, 4th) â€“ â€œIâ€™m very pleased with the horse. Sheâ€™s run very well. Jamie (Osborne, trainer) told me to drop her in and just to do my best and Iâ€™m delighted with her. It got a little tight at the head of the stretch and looked like somebody bothered Ryanâ€™s (jockey Moore) horse (Qualify), but she ran very well and weâ€™re all happy.â€
Gary Stevens (jockey, Sivoliere, 5th, first ride back since knee replacement) â€“ â€œShe's a good filly. The turf is not as firm as you would think; they're definitely getting their toe in. I think she might actually want to go farther, she's so kind - she'll do whatever you want.â€
First Breedersâ€™ Cup World Championship victory for jockey Irad Ortiz Jr.
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