$100,000, SENATOR KEN MADDY STAKES QUOTES
__$100,000, SENATOR KEN MADDY STAKES QUOTES __
JOCKEY QUOTES UMBERTO RISPOLI, AMY C, WINNER: “It was pretty easy. There was a lot of speed ahead of me. Around the turn I felt I had a nice horse underneath, and I was just waiting until I crossed the chute to send her, and I knew with that pace it was a ‘come to me’, so the filly did the rest.
“I was pretty confident coming into the race. The last time we tried to stretch out in a mile it didn’t work out, but Phil does a good job of taking it back in a short distance. Luckily, we had the six and a half down the hill. Most of the horses love it, and she’s such a beautiful racehorse to ride. When you put all of this in a combo, it comes out pretty well. Because of that, I had a very nice trip. I was behind the speed, and the filly has always traveled pretty well for me. Once we got across the chute, she did the rest, and I went and caught the other two horses ahead of me.”
TRAINER QUOTES PHILIP D’AMATO, AMY C, WINNER: “She’s an older filly, Connie Swingle (2nd ) is a three-year-old, running against older, so I think that kind of helped Amy C out at the end of the day, but at the same time Amy C has found a home on the downhill turf course. She is two for two. I think she is just kind of an extended sprinter. We keep trying her at a mile because I really didn’t want to run her going five-eighths, I thought that’d be too short, so we took a shot and found out it’s best to go around one turn.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Madaket Stables, Michael Dubb and Robert LaPenta.