"(The Spinaway and the Matron) are both grade 1 races and she's a grade 1 filly," Walden said. "We've got `championship' on our mind."
Walden praised he efforts of previous trainer Ronny Werner in the development of Awesome Humor.
"She ran a big race in the Debutante (July 6th, Churchill Downs), and we bought her after that," Walden said. "I can't say enough about Ronny Werner; he made this transition very smooth. He gets all the credit for this. I trained her sire, and he was pretty hot and tough to train. But Awesome Humor is just a joy to train."
"Coming into the stretch, she was way out of the bridle -- just had her ears up and looking and waiting on the opposition," said Day. "I felt as if they were coming to us coming off the turn, so I put her to the task and she was responding, but I felt like there was another gear. If someone had gotten down to her and offered a serious challenge, she had a little more in the tank for us." (Chart, Equibase)
Most Popular Stories
- Two Colts Bring $1.6 Million Each at OBS
- OBS Sale Closes With Records Shattered
- Turfway to Boost Purses With KTDF Supplements
- What's Going On Here: Dude the Redeemer
- Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region: A New Heritage
- Malibu Moon Colt Brings $1.3 Million at OBS
- New York Panel to Adopt, Amend Racing Rules
- Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen 3/10/2014
- Retro Rebel: Smarty Jones Wowed in 2004
- Slideshow: The Week in Photos for 3/11/2014