(All Photos From Coady Photography)
From the Keeneland Media Team:
Quotes from the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1)
Presented by Dixiana
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Kenny McCarthy (assistant to trainer Bill Mott, winning trainer of Harvey’s Lil Goil)
“We were pretty confident with her. She ran a super race for us at Kentucky Downs (finishing second to QE II runner-up Micheline in the Sept. 10 Dueling Grounds Oaks) in her last out and had trained really well in between. She’s a little superstar. She pretty much goes on any surface for us. At least in my mind, I think the turf probably is a little bit easier for her to handle.”
Might she return for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland on Nov. 6-7?
“I read a comment that Mr. Mott wasn’t ruling anything out. I’ll leave it at that.”
Martin Garcia (winning rider)
“She has a lot of natural speed. She’s fast – you can do whatever you want. After the break, I moved outside and she was really comfortable by herself. When it was time to go, I asked and she responded.”
Darley President Jimmy Bell about Godolphin’s runner-up, Micheline
“This is a big step up in class – a very deep field. She just continues to get stronger and has developed over the spring and summer. These Grade 1 races are very tough, but she was gallant. She was full of run at the end. It was a great effort. Except for not getting our picture taken (in the Winner’s Circle), we are very excited. There are some really good fillies in here, and this gives us an idea of where we rank with them.”