$100,000 Marshua's River (G3) Quotes

$100,000 Marshua's River (G3) Quotes

01/04/2014

Trainer Christophe Clement (Naples Bay):

“She’s a very nice filly, but unfortunately she’s much better on firm turf and the past year we kept meeting softer grass. She had one good race in New Jersey on firmer turf but in the Noble Damsel, even though they described it as firm, it was not that day—it was good. Today, I was just hoping that the rain would hold off. It was a little bit of a luck situation but it worked out. She had a great trip and Joe gave her a great ride. She goes off to stud now and Mr. Cox is sending her to Frankel, so we wish her the best of luck in her new career.”            

Jockey Joe Bravo (Naples Bay): “You know how women are; you’ve got to keep them happy. She just doesn’t really like a soft turf, and her bad races on paper have been when she runs on a soft turf. Christophe really loved her last start. She was feeling great, but you know how fillies are; when they don’t like something they’re not going to do it. Today she loved the surface, and you see what she did.”                 

Fractions: :24.67, :48.71, 1:12.66, 1:35.95, 1:41.73. Turf Firm