BRICE BLANC, TURNING TOP, Winner: “It was just a perfect trip. Simon (Callaghan) has done a great job with this filly. She’s so relaxed and easy going and just does everything you want. She’s got a nice finish. It takes her just three or four strides to get in full gear. Then she just levels out and lays her body down. She’s hard to catch when you can quicken like that.”
JOE TALAMO, PRINCESS TAYLOR, Second: “There was no speed in the race and our plan was to go right to the lead. She ran a winning race, she really did. When Brice’s horse came up outside she even fought back pretty good. It was a good effort on her part.”
RAFAEL BEJARANO, GENERAL CONSENSUS, Fifth:“I was pretty clear in the stretch but she didn’t show me too much. She was a little quiet at the end.”
SIMON CALLAGHAN, TURNING TOP, Winner: “I had this filly over there…she won a couple of races for me in England. She loves fast ground but she really didn’t get the opportunity to show it. She’s pretty straight forward, this filly. She relaxes and gives herself every chance to get the trip. She has all the attributes to do well here. It’s great to get a graded win for Michael Tabor. He’s been a very loyal supporter of my father (retired trainer Neville Callaghan) for many years and he’s always been willing to support me. I’m still relatively young and I thought it was the right time (to come to the U.S.). I worked for Todd Pletcher and really enjoyed it. A lot of my owners are European based, but they have horses with Pletcher and a few other trainers here so they suggested it (the move) to me. This is where I see my future.”
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