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Second place finisher Dream Rush
Second place finisher and beaten favorite Dream Rush returns after the Acorn
© Cindy Pierson Dulay
Jockey Garrett Gomez said, "It wasn't like she ran
a bad race or anything. When we turned for home, I thought we were going
to win but, the other filly ran us down. I think this was the first time
going a mile, and she'll benefit from it.
I really got her slowed down at the 4 1/2 furlongs and got a
good breather in her and turning for home she really kicked in."
Trainer Rick Violette Jr. added, "She ran hard. She might have won her other races so
easily that this was the first time she really had to run hard to the
wire. And she came up a little bit short. This was also the first time
she went a mile. Still, this was a huge, fast race, especially when the
older males went 1:22 for 7f. We finished second best. We
were left alone for the first 1/2 and Garrett had a lot of
horse coming into the lane. She responded well until late, when a nice
filly got her."