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Funny Moon in the winner's circle
Funny Moon in the winner's circle after the 2009 Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont Park
© Vanessa Ng
Winning trainer Christophe Clement said, "I was very disappointed in her performance in the Acorn. We loved the filly beforehand and it's still a bit of a puzzle why she ran so badly that day, but it doesn't matter anymore, she's a Grade 1 winner now. I thought we were definitely in the right spot (today), I even thought that (jockey Alan Garcia) moved a bit early in the turn, but obviously Alan knew more about the race than I did. She's the most lovely mover, my filly. She's very efficient and she has a very long stride. I'm not sure what's next, I want to enjoy this first."