Quotes from the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1)

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Dallas Stewart (winning trainer of Out for a Spin)

“She hasn’t done much wrong. She’s won her last two out of three, and she did it impressively. She trains great. In this great game that we have, there are ups and downs, and this an up. Great to have a win today with this big, beautiful filly. She took it (almost) wire-to-wire, and Paco (Lopez) gave her a great ride. We’re going take it to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) from here.”

 Paco Lopez (winning rider)

“Dallas told me out of the gate, this filly is fast. I’m really lucky, winning the races like that.”

Brian Hernandez Jr. (rider of runner-up Restless Rider)

“The trip was good except for not winning. For a filly that hasn’t run since last November, she stepped up and ran a big race. You always want to win these Grade 1s but you've gotta be proud of her and look forward to the Oaks. (At the end) she kept fighting, from the sixteenth pole home she was getting tired, but she kept digging and fighting at that filly (Out for a Spin). She (Restless Rider) wanted to win and she laid it all out there.”

Kenny McPeek (trainer of Restless Rider)

“This sets us up good for the Kentucky Oaks. Brian said she got a little tired and couldn’t quite get past the winner. We are in a good position for the next dance. We are pleased.”

Javier Castellano (rider of third-place finisher Jaywalk)

“She was on the lead, she did take the pace but the winner was right next to me. I didn’t have any excuse today. Turning for home, I asked her a little bit and she didn’t respond like she was supposed to. But what I liked is that she never gave up. At the top of the stretch she kept digging to be third place.”

John Servis (trainer of Jaywalk)

“I was very happy with her effort. I think this sets her up for the Kentucky Oaks. She is right where we want her to be. Hindsight being 20-20, I wish we would have sat off the pace a little bit. I thought she was the best filly. I told Javier to put her on the lead. She got pressured from the outside (horses). At the sixteenth pole when they spread out, she went to running again. Javier said we would have been better off if we sat off the pace.”

 

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