(Uni / Coady Photography & Courtesy of Keeneland)
From the Keeneland Media Team:
Sol Kumin of Head of Plains Partners (winning co-owner of Uni [GB] via telephone)
“I was so stressed out. If she doesn’t run well here, you couldn’t run her back in the Breeders’ Cup after the year she had. Now you run her back, same track, four weeks and you feel like she might be back. (Trainer) Chad (Brown) said her last two breezes, he felt like she was circling back to the form she had last year so we were hopeful. But until you see it, you just don’t know. Just an incredible filly.
“Her last race for us will be the Breeders’ Cup (Mile-G1) against the boys and if she is able to do it again, it would be Hall of Fame good.
“I’m just so happy. This year was tough. When you bring these horses back at this age, you sort of question yourself of ‘did we do the right thing?’. She seemed like she had been doing well the last couple of months so we felt like we did the right thing. Today obviously you feel like we did right by her. Hopefully she can give us one more big effort. If not, she’s given us everything we could have ever asked for.”
Baldo Hernandez (assistant to winning trainer Chad Brown)
“This filly is really nice. Every time we come this way, to Kentucky – she trains really well, and she loves the track (turf course).”
Joel Rosario (winning rider)
“I was close (to the pace). She was comfortable there, a couple of lengths behind Newspaperofrecord (IRE) and the other horse (Crystal Lake) in front of me, She’s nice to ride, she’s easy. Thanks to Chad Brown and all his people for the opportunity.”
Julien Leparoux (rider of runner-up Beau Recall [IRE])
“She came running at the end and ran a very big race. Just could not catch the winner. A very nice filly won the race.”
Brad Cox (trainer of Beau Recall)
“Breeders’ Cup will still be under consideration. We are very pleased with the effort. She is a nice filly and she showed it again today. We have just had a little trouble getting her into the winner’s circle for a Grade 1. We definitely will entertain the idea of the Breeders’ Cup.”