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SENATOR KEN MADDY STAKES QUOTES
GARRETT GOMEZ, BROKEN DREAMS, WINNER: “I had some concerns (about Kindle’s big lead). The simple fact is, coming to the dirt, instead of picking her (Kindle) up, she (Kindle) actually moved away from me another length or so and I was like, Oh, man. I know my filly is going to stay going 6 ½ and I know she’s going to keep coming.
“But by the time we hit inside the eighth pole, she (Kindle) wasn’t coming back still. I had maybe made up a little bit of ground on her, but not much, not enough to get there . . . Finally, Mandella’s filly went ahead and threw in the towel and folded up about the last 50 yards, and I knew Broken Dreams was going to stay on well. Last year when she won this race she looked like she was going to run fifth outside the 16th pole and she ended up winning by a length, so I have a lot of confidence in her . . . She’s just a blast to ride.”
TOM PROCTOR, BROKEN DREAMS, WINNER: “I thought she was in a good spot until they crossed the dirt and that filly (Kindle) kind of got away a little farther. Lucky she could run her down. She’s been a nice mare for three years, hasn’t given us any problem at all. We had some early issues when she was three and didn’t even think she might get to the races, but once she got to the races, she was good.
“I might try to run her two turns in the Goldikova (Stakes, Grade II, $150,000 at one mile on turf Nov. 4) just because that’s here in two weeks. We’ll see.”
GARY MANDELLA. KINDLE, SECOND: “Just a little bit too long for her, but she’s a good filly with a big heart. Love her. I thought she’d be in front, but it didn’t matter whether she had speed on paper or not. The way she broke, you were just going to go on. You can’t take horses back when they break like that. She out-broke the gate, practically.”
SIMON CALLAGHAN, BYRAMA, 2-1 FAVORITE, THIRD: “They went quick and we got quite a long way back, and she galloped out in front. She ran a good race. We just didn’t quite get the room when we needed it, but she ran well and galloped out in front. We’re not disappointed in her.”
NOTES: The winning owner is Leonard Lavin of Ocala, FL, who races as Glen Hill Farm.