FLAVIEN PRAT, GOING GLOBAL, WINNER: “I watched her last race and you could see she could run. Phil talked to me this morning and said they really like her. She’s a little tough, likes to do things her way, but she was very professional.”
PHILIP D’ AMATO, GOING GLOBAL, WINNER: “She trained very well. We were trying to point for an allowance race for the last couple weeks and it didn’t come. It was just one of those things. She trained well enough to where I thought she merited a chance in here. So, either run or wait a while until the allowance goes. Luckily, we were able to get Flavien here and a beautiful trip. I think the sky is the limit for this filly.
“Flavien hinted that she could definitely use some more ground, so we’ll definitely look at the two turn stakes schedule here and go from there.”
MICHAEL NENTWIG, PART OWNER, GOING GLOBAL, WINNER: “We were hoping that there was enough ground for her to get there. It looked like it was going to be close. Phil said that she’d been training super since she got here and Flavien gave her a perfect ride, when he pushed the button, Phil had her ready to go.
“Anytime you step out and you pay a decent amount of money for a horse from Europe that you’ve only seen run on tape, you kind of put yourself out there and I have to kind of convince the partners that it’s the right thing to do. Phil was very confident in the filly over there. I want to thank Nile, without him we wouldn’t have the filly. I’m thrilled for everyone…it’s a great win for the team.”
NOTES: The winning owners are CYBT, Saul Gevertz, Michael Nentwig, and Ray Pagano.