$100,000, GRADE III, AUTUMN MISS STAKES
__$100,000, GRADE III, AUTUMN MISS STAKES __
EDWIN MALDONADO, RUBY NELL, WINNER: “She is very versatile this filly. When we ran down the hill, naturally there was a lot more speed than going a mile, so she kind of fell back. We knew with the scratches today that she was the lone speed but nevertheless we were trying not to rush anything. Wherever she broke, wherever she was we were happy with. She just won it her way today.”
RICHARD MANDELLA, RUBY NELL, WINNER: “She’s really gifted a very good filly. It is my birthday, I’m 45 again you know.
“Down the hill they fly the first quarter mile, it is a lot easier to get a hold of one when they are going that fast. She stumbled leaving the gate today and got off terrible (but) she looked so relaxed. I thought well maybe he will tuck her right in there and she got a head of steam and when she does, she’s pretty strong.”
NOTES: The winning owner is Spendthrift Farm LLC.