$150,000 Rampart Handicap (G3) Quotes
Trainer Marty Wolfson (Gamay Noir): “It was too much weight on [Devil’s Cave], and I didn’t think [Unlimited Budget] was going to push her like that.”
“I claimed her for running a route on dirt. When I ran her in Tampa she got in all kinds of trouble. She should have won. Paco rode her just like I wanted, where she makes one run, three-eighths of mile on the outside.” Surprised to win? –
“Not off her last race at Tampa. She ran huge. You had to see it visually. She got in all kinds of trouble and should have won that race. I never would have run her back this quick, except for the way she ran. He is the perfect rider for her, because he listens.”
Jockey Paco Lopez (Gamay Noir): "(At the top of the stretch) I had a lot of horse, and the other horse (Private Ensign) came over and forced me to come out. I put my horse outside and she came over just a little bit and I took a hold, and my filly didn't have a problem. I went right by the other horse."
"I told them (the stewards), 'I didn't bump the horse. I didn't come over on the horse - you can look.' I took a hold and moved her away. I didn't hit her with the whip, nothing. It didn't affect the race and I had a lot of horse."