Arlington Million

Quotes for the Grade I Beverly D. Stakes

| Churchill Downs Communications | 08/18/2012 #
  • I’m A Dreamer

  • I’m A Dreamer

Mirco Demuro (Kapitale, 4th) –"She broke very well, but then she needed the race. She was on break for eight months, so I didn't want to pressure her too much. I had to stay a little bit behind because I didn't want to kill her on the first part of the race. Unfortunately the pace was not that fast, like it used to be in the United States. So it's very difficult to come from behind. She ran a fantastic race. She was out for eight months so she will improve a lot for the next time. I hope she can stay in the United States so I can come back to ride her and win a Group 1 here, because it's very emotional, I hope to ride in the United States."

Hayley Turner (I’m A Dreamer, winner) – “I can’t believe it.  Thanks to David Simcock and his team because I haven’t had a lot to do with this filly.  I always think that when you have a horse with a lot of ability, it makes your job a lot easier.  Well I thought she had a good chance.  She had a good attitude before the race. I think she seems to sparkle well when she’s over here (in North America).  She’s been here before.  It helped to have been here before and know the track.  Everybody is so friendly over here.

David Simcock (trainer of I’m A Dreamer, winner): "It was a long stretch, but it isn't really it just felt like it. She quickened up when that closer was coming."

Julien Leparoux  (Marketing Mix, 2nd) –  “She ran great, she’s a nice filly. She was running, maybe [the winner] got the jump on us, but she ran great. I was where I wanted to be."

William Buick (Joviality, 3rd) – “She ran perfect.  She ran great. Colm O’Donoghue (on Up), knocked the whip out of my hands turning into the straight, so I lost the whip but she ran great.  This is probably her career best.  I was very happy with her.”

T.J. Comerford, (assistant to Aidan O'Brien, trainer of Up, 6th) – “She ran well all the way. She got a bit tired, but she ran her race. It was a good race.”