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2007 Black-Eyed Susan Day at Pimlico


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First time by in the Allaire Dupont
First time by in the Allaire Dupont with eventual winner Rolling Sea (#11) on the outside

First time by in the Allaire Dupont with eventual winner Rolling Sea (#11) on the outside and beaten favorite Kettleoneup at the back

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Winning jockey Garrett Gomez said, "I was able to ride confidently. This is a really good horse. She rated quite well. She was relaxed throughout the race and when I called on her, she had all the answers needed today."

Winning trainer Steve Asmussen added, "Garrett gave her a dream trip. She laid second with modest fractions to put her in a position to win. (The scratches) made it extremely manageable for us with the post-position draw, with her drawing 11 of 12. I was very concerned. She kind of wants to be forwardly placed, but she doesn't have the speed to clear them."

G.W. Fries, assistant to trainer Michael Tomlinson of beaten favorite and third place finisher Kettleoneup said, "This filly needs a contested pace in front of her to set the race up for her, because she's got such a great closing kick. A couple of the speed horses scratched out and it took her race away from her a little. When the others made their move, they just got away from us after the slow pace."

Jockey Calvin Borel added, "I had a good trip and she ran a good race. I had to have her closer to the pace, because there wasn't any pace in there. She doesn't have that quick turn of foot, and she needs them to come back to her, and they didn't today."

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