FLAVIEN PRAT, MY MAJESTIC ROSE, WINNER: “We had a good trip. She relaxed very well and she was going real easy up the backside. At the three eighths, I asked her and she was right there for me. When she made the lead, she waited on that other filly a bit, but then she got back to business.”
DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, SNEAKING OUT, SECOND: “She ran absolutely huge. It’s a shame she got pointless pressure.”
RODOLPHE BRISSET, MY MAJESTIC ROSE, WINNER: “The way she hit the front today is one of the reasons we decided to put the blinkers on. She can lose focus pretty quick. The first time she ran, she ran a beautiful race without them. When I stretched her out to a mile and a sixteenth at the Fairgrounds, it was the worst race ever. She acted like she’s never been on a racetrack before. So she really seemed to need them and as soon as we added them, she’s changed.
“It wasn’t really a gamble to bring her out here, not to me. It was a small field and at the end of the day if we ran third, it’s still black type. So it was more difficult to find a way here than it was to make the decision. Thankfully Tex Sutton helped us, we put her on a plane and she got out here to train.
“At the end of the day, if you look at it just from a breeder standpoint it was always a good choice and we thought it had a lot of value to come.”
JUDY HICKS, MY MAJESTIC ROSE, WINNER: “Rest her Grandmother (Shining Victory) who was a great race horse, her Mother (Victory On Tap) was okay and now it’s all in the family so we are going to continue on.
NOTES: Rodolphe Brisset is a former assistant trainer to Bill Mott and now out on his own. This is his first runner and winner here at SA under his own name.