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2012 Ballerina, Ballston Spa, and Test Stakes

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Contested in the winner's circle
Contested in the winner's circle

Contested in the winner's circle for the 2012 Test Stakes

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Jim Barnes, assistant to winning trainer Bob Baffert said, "I think she runs better off the pace. They were going very fast. I wouldn't have wanted to have been up with them. I said to Rafael, 'You got to play the break. If you catch a flyer, you can actually go. If you get away slowly, just put her in a comfortable, clean spot.' And he did."

Jockey Rafael Bejarano added, "My horse broke a little slow, but (Gypsy Robin) and (Ullapool) were going to go to the lead. I just tried to figure it out and get my horse in good position. When we came to the stretch the race was done. I had plenty of horse and she showed me a big kick. She didn't stumble; she just broke a little slow. I didn't try to rush; I just tried to get in good position. It actually benefited me because the horses on the lead were going very fast."

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