$100,000 POSSIBLY PERFECT STAKES QUOTES
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DIEGO HERRERA, NEIGE BLANCHE, WINNER: “She broke fairly well. Leonard told me to just keep her wherever she was comfortable, she was moving really nice. Around the half mile pole, they started to pick it up and I just was following the pace. At the three-eighths I got a little boxed in, but she is a game filly, so I just tried to remain calm. When I got the split at the quarter pole it was all business from there. We are just fortunate to be able to ride for people like Leonard, the owners and all the connections, just grateful for everything.”
LEONARD POWELL, NEIGE BLANCHE, WINNER: “I monitor the heart rate of all my horses and I have a scale, so I put her on and I knew she was on par to where she was last year, so it gave me confidence. Everybody was asking me questions this morning, so I started doubting myself. She got it done today.
"At the three-eighths when Diego got boxed in a little bit, when the riders were riding ‘Neige’ more than the other horses it gave me some anxious moments, but Diego stayed cool and she showed her heart.”
NOTES: The winning owner is Laura De Seroux, Marsha Naify, and Mathide Powell.