(Temple City Terror wins the G3 Rood & Riddle / All Photos by Coady Photography)

From the Keeneland Media Team:

Quotes from the $300,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager (G3)

Click here for a replay of the race and the post-race interview with winning connections.

Brendan Walsh (trainer of Temple City Terror)

“Unbelievable (how she’s developed). If you had told me three years ago that she was going to do something like this, I’d have said you were crazy. Once she got her maiden – I think she took eight or nine starts to break her maiden – she gradually, gradually improved. She’s as honest as the day is long, and she leaves it all out there. It’s great for syndicates like this (owners Pocket Aces Racing and Somewhere Stable Kentucky) to have a horse as good as her, and she’s just a pleasure to train.”

On what he learned from the development of Temple City Terror

“I think we learn to be patient, more than anything. Sometimes we can be a little bit too quick to brush them aside. But we stuck with her. To be fair, we did think she’d get better as she got older. She’s turned into a lovely, strong mare now, and I just think she’s improved as she’s gotten stronger.”

Tyler Gaffalione (winning rider)

On the quick pace

“I was able to look at the (video) screen going by the stands for the first time and I saw :22 and change. I was comfortable with where I was. My (mare) was doing everything very easily. They kept coming back to me, and I didn’t want to take anything away from her. She was in good stride, so I just let her be.”

Vincent Cheminaud (rider of runner-up Luck Money)

“The last time (when finishing third in the Sept. 13 AGS Ladies Marathon-G3 at Kentucky Downs) she ran very good, and today she ran very good. I had a good trip. She finished good, but the winner was better today. We traveled very good, and my filly was perfect.”

Luis Saez (rider of third-place finisher Sister Otoole)

“It was a good trip. We saved ground. Into the stretch she made a move, but the winner was just really tough.”

Flavien Prat (rider of beaten favorite Beside Herself, who finished eighth)

“She was really aggressive. I couldn’t get her relaxed. She broke well, and I tried to make the lead when I saw I could. I was trying to stay off the leader (early), but she was pulling me a lot and never relaxed after that.”