$100,000 The Very One (G3) Quotes
Trainer H. Graham Motion (Inimitable Romanee):
"She ran a big race, proved it wasn't a fluke in the Long Island (last time November 9). I wasn't too concerned (about the layoff). We backed off of her a little bit - I didn't want to come down here and run in every race. We had the idea of giving her a little break. She'd been running maybe not all year, but she had had a good go so we backed off of her a bit. She's had four or five breezes.
"She's pretty easy to train. She's probably the most straightforward horse in the barn, so I wasn't too worried about the break at all. I was slightly concerned about maybe the step-up in competition. She was (25-1) in the Long Island so she had to prove that she wasn't just lucky that day. Even though she's been running against New York-breds, they're a pretty solid group of New York-breds the last two years.
I'm not surprised that she's come into herself, I should have tried her at a mile and a half about three years ago, I guess. This was our first goal and I'm not going to be in a hurry to run her back. It's a long year. I am lucky that Mrs Brody decided to keep her in training because she very easily could have sent her to the breeding shed. I feel very fortunate that she kept her going."
Jockey Alan Garcia (Inimitable Romance):
“It was a good trip. She broke good. She rated behind the speed. When she moved out, she kicked in. It was a really good feeling at the quarter-pole to have plenty of horse.”
Trainer Tom Albertrani (Anjaz):
"As soon as they closed the back door she started kicking it. She's had a tendency to do it in the past. We have schooled her and thought it was past us. We've had some tough luck with her."