$100,500 Fran’s Valentine Stakes - 18th Running - 1 Mile (Turf)

Jockey and Trainer Quotes
Posted 05.18.13 at 1:56

Jockey Quotes

JOE TALAMO, UNUSUAL HOTTIE, Winner: “Man, she sure is sweet to ride. Everything went perfect. I saved all the ground, swung out and she just took off. I could see the horse outside me starting to get out on the turn, so it was easy to get through.”

RAFAEL BEJARANO, TOP KISSER, Third: “I was comfortable all the way and trying to save my horse. She was in good position, but in the stretch she started making a (breathing) noise. I think that cost her the race.”

Trainer/Owner Quotes

JEFF MULLINS, UNUSUAL HOTTIE, Winner: “I thought she needed her last race, but she won anyway. We were pointing for this race and didn’t want to empty the tank. This was her second race in three weeks, so she’ll probably get a little rest now. I got her in February and I really don’t know why she was laid up.”

SEYYED NILFORUSHAN, UNUSUAL HOTTIE, Owner: “This filly had a severe case of pneumonia as a yearling. We didn’t know if she was going to make it. After last year, she was drawn out and tired, so we thought we’d send her to the farm for a breather and some spoiling.”

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