FLAVIEN PRAT, MADONE, WINNER: “I liked where we were after the first quarter, it seemed like they were going fast enough up front. The fractions don’t say it, but down the backside, it seemed like they slowed it down a little so I moved and I think I moved a little too soon. When she makes the lead, she pulls herself up a little. In all of her races, she doesn’t win by much, but she’s got a lot of talent.”
SIMON CALLAGHAN, MADONE, WINNER: “They went fast, which we thought could happen, so Flavien just let her settle back early and let her get comfortable. He made a big move with her and thankfully she had enough to hold off the slam-dunk filly (Tetragonal) that was running at us.
“She is professional, she has really grown up a lot. She took a little bit of time to come around but she’s really developing into a real professional.
“I think Breeders’ Cup (Juvenile Fillies Turf at Keeneland Nov. 6) is the plan now.”
KALEEM SHAH, MADONE, WINNER: “She had the widest trip but she’s a very nice filly. In Italian, Madone means beautiful woman. She’s small, but the talent is there. Hopefully, yes, we’ll go to the Breeders’ Cup (Juvenile Fillies Turf at Keeneland Nov. 6) next.”
NOTES: The winning owner is Kaleem Shah, Inc.