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2007 Belmont Stakes Undercard Part 1

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Better Talk Now walks down Victory Lane
Better Talk Now  walks down Victory Lane

Better Talk Now walks down Victory Lane

© Terence Dulay
Winning jockey Ramon Dominguez said, "I was not worried at all. Early in the race, he became so much more settled. As we got to the backside, I had the feeling they were going a bit slow. From there, the horse just galloped beautifully. I was able to save ground. At the 1/16 pole, he was able to come up the rail. It was amazing to come through after the slow fractions."

Winning trainer H. Graham Motion added, "I thought he won, but I'm usually pretty negative about those photos. It's hard to believe but this horse is getting better. He's more settled and more relaxed. He really shouldn't have been able to close like that into those fractions. He is an unbelievable horse. I would never question Ramon (Dominguez, jockey) if he moved too late. Ramon rode him beautifully today, he has so much confidence in him."

Motion said he would go next in the United Nations at Monmouth and then the Sword Dancer at Saratoga.

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