Racing & Wagering

Beverly D. Quotes

Churchill Downs Communications | 08/09/2008 #

Beverly D. Quotes


Kent Desormeaux (1st Mauralakana) - “She stays in (the bit pretty good) and I was pretty confident in her turn of foot, so I wasn’t worried about the ones in front of me.  I just didn’t want anyone coming from behind to get me.”


Rene Douglas – (2nd Communique) – “She ran a hell of race. Everything went the way I wanted it to. I saved ground, but when the winner opened up at the top of the stretch I knew we had some running to do. The winner was beginning to back up a little to me, but it was a little too late. I’ll take the second and I’m so proud of way my filly ran today.”


Garrett Gomez, jockey Dreaming of Anna, 4th: "She ran really good, she settled well.  She did everything I asked her to do.  She actually brought herself back to get fourth place.  For her first time going that far it was a good effort.  It wasn't real firm, had a good cut to the ground.  It's been a while since she has run (a race).  Wayne and his team have done a good job.  I'm real happy."


Wayne Catalano, trainer Dreaming of Anna, 4th:  "She ran good, she tried hard.  I thought she ran a nice race.  It's a little further than she wants to run.  But we're at home, we were trying to win it.  We got a good post, we took a shot."


Rafael Bejarano (rider of beaten favorite Precious Kitten – 5th) – “I had a perfect position and we had a very good trip. The distance just got to her. At a mile to a mile and a sixteenth, no one can beat her. She’s a very good filly. She just got tired today.”


Ioritz Medizabal (Cicerole – 6th ):  “We had a good trip.  I followed Mauralakana all the way around the track.  Mauralakana is a very good horse and we couldn’t keep up with her.


Robby Albarado (Meribel – 7th): “There was enough of a legitimate pace up from that I could have run them down.  They caught her a bit wide in the second turn and had to drop her back in.  Actually, I didn’t get beat that far at all – five, six length to win.  It was a big effort on her part.”


John Velazquez (Ciao – 8th): “I had a perfect trip.  We got close to the winner going to the half mile pole but they just got away from me – she kind of steadied the whole way down the lane, she just couldn’t get into another gear.