JOEL ROSARIO, DUBAWI HEIGHTS, Winner—“I was just following the horse in front of me. She took me to the right place and was doing it comfortably. They weren’t going that quickly up front. She’s getting better every race. Actually, I was surprised because she can finish better now. She made a little move at the quarter pole and really found her stride in the stretch.”
MIKE SMITH, LILLY FA POOTZ, Second—“She really tries hard. They came home the last quarter in 22 seconds and change. I had her relaxed going into the first turn, then they backed it way up on me. They had me down there in the pocket and I tried to hold her there and hold her there, and then they just sprinted home. She needs more of a longer run.”
SIMON CALLAGHAN, DUBAWI HEIGHTS, Winner—“It’s been quite a long road with this filly. Since she came here, she got colic off the plane, she had a tibia injury and she had knee surgery. This filly is unbelievably tough. We’ll look at the ($250,000 Grade I) Gamely (Stakes) next (May 30).’’
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