Quotes from the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G3)

December 10, 2019

Dr. Stephen Jackson (director of Three Chimneys Farm, winning owner of Rainha Da Bateria)

“I hope we’re going (to the Breeders’ Cup); we plan to, anyway. She ran huge and (trainer) Graham (Motion) had her teed up and ready to go. We always thought she was a nice filly, so hopefully we’ll be in California in about three weeks (for the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf).”

Joel Rosario (winning rider)

“It was a good trip, perfect trip. I looked up front and thought they were going quick, but she has a good turn of foot. Turning for home, she just picked off horses, one by one. She finished good.”

Jose Lezcano (rider of runner-up Quality Rocks)

“I had a good trip. They said to break good and get a good position and let the filly (Cool Comfort0 go. The filly that beat us today is very nice. She passed me very easily, but my filly gave me a very good race. She performed like I expected.”

Javier Castellano (rider of third-place finisher Fila Primera)

“I had a beautiful trip. (Cool Comfort) set (the pace) perfect. We stalked the pace. It was a perfect trip; my filly just didn’t respond today.”

Rafael Hernandez (rider of fourth-place finisher Cool Comfort)

“She broke so well. She broke really sharp. I tried to slow down, but she never relaxed, she just wanted to go. And :46 (the time for the half-mile) killed me, so I think that is what cost us the race. And as they turned for home she still made a kick, but (the early time was) too quick for her.”

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