Quotes from the $150,000 Beaumont (G3) Presented by Keeneland Select

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Ben Colebrook (winning trainer of Fancy Dress Party)

“I could see (my filly getting the early lead), but the horses you expected to be the speed didn’t really break well and looked like they might have been fighting the race track. (Fancy Dress Party) was going so smooth and within herself that I was happy we were on the lead.

“I thought ‘well she’s doing it’ and looks to be running them off their feet. It wasn’t the game plan, but credit to (jockey) Luis (Saez) for going with Plan B. I think if he takes her back, we don’t win the race. It was an amazing ride.”

Luis Saez (winning rider)

“I thought No. 2 (Mother Mother) was the speed. But (Fancy Dress Party) broke so clean and so well, we stayed there (on the lead) and we took it. She was very comfortable. I felt like I had a lot of horse, and when we got to the stretch, she just kept going.”

Florent Geroux (rider of runner-up Mother Mother)

“I had a good trip. I was right behind the winner (Fancy Dress Party) the whole way, and I went inside him (winning rider Luis Saez) turning for home. I thought I could catch him, but his filly fought hard and I couldn’t go by her.”

 

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