FLAVIEN PRAT, GOING GLOBAL, WINNER: “The way she ran last time gave me a lot of confidence coming into this race today. We were going a route of ground today and I was very happy with the way she was traveling and the way she relaxed. She was very impressive.”
PHILIP D’ AMATO, GOING GLOBAL, WINNER: “This filly came to us via Niall Dalton, and luckily Michael Nentwig and his group were able to pull the trigger on her. She has done nothing wrong since she has come here. She has trained like a good horse, and Flavien fits her to a tee.
“When I saw them ding donging up front, I liked where we were sitting. It was a question of when we pulled the trigger, what did we have? She responded really well.
“I couldn’t be more delighted. That’s what I wanted to see, is her taking the next step in being able to relax and go around two turns. She answered the questions today.
“I’ve got a really good team behind her, that we just take our time with her. Going to the track, give her nice long steady gallops, long walks home and it’s just a total team effort.”
On Count Again in the Kilroe: “I just want to see that run he gave me in the Seabiscuit at Del Mar, that was a pretty stellar run. He’s trained as good, if not better going into this race. It’s a stellar field. This is probably one of the toughest Kilroe’s I’ve seen since I’ve been in California, but hopefully we’ll just get a nice clear run and may the best horse win.”
MICHAEL NENTWIG, GOING GLOBAL, WINNER: “She seems to have matured a lot in just the last few weeks. Phil said that she had settled down in the mornings, especially in the last breeze. She hasn’t been as high strung.
“We left it up to Phil whether to run today or not. We told him if he didn’t think she was 100% we could wait another month and go, but we are happy we went today. Phil stuck his neck out and said, ‘Hey, she’s ready'”.
NOTES: The winning owners are CYBT, Michael Dubb, Saul Gervertz, Michael Nentwig and Ray Pagano.