(Dunopoly wins American Oaks / Photo Courtesy of Santa Anita)
From the Santa Anita Media Team:
FLAVIEN PRAT, DUOPOLY, WINNER: “I thought on the backside someone was going to hook up with me but lucky enough nobody did. We had a pretty nice trip.
“She was full of herself and travelling perfect. When I asked her she really kicked in. She never really ran the distance but I guess Chad Brown doesn’t come down here just to race.”
JOSE HERNANDEZ, ASSISTANT TO CHAD BROWN, DUOPOLY: “She has been training really well, and she has been doing everything right. You cannot come from behind here; you have to be up close to the front.
“She used to run a mile and sixteenth, but now against fillies she wants to take the lead easily with her ears pinned back.”
RICHARD BALTAS, GOING TO VEGAS, SECOND: “She continues to get better. I took the blinkers off of her and I’m really proud of what she accomplished today. She did it in a Grade I and in a tough field with two from Chad Brown’s barn.”
NOTES: The winning owner is Klaravich Stables, Inc.