"It was my fault that she didn't run better in her last race," said Pletcher, referring to a fourth by Honey Ryder in the Beverly D (gr. iT) at Arlington Park. "I told Johnny (Velazquez) not to get too far out of it because it was a paceless race on paper. He was where I told him I wanted her to be, which diminished her late kick a little. We were focused on getting her covered up today, regardless of what the pace was. She basically has one, small blemish on her record and, like I said, that was my fault. She's been awfully good all year."
"She ran great," trainer H. Graham Motion said of Film Maker's race. "It's hard to be disappointed when they run like that. She just needs the race to be a little longer, like a mile and a half. She gets run off her feet a little in these shorter races. Hopefully, we can go back to the Breeders' Cup again and improve on her second and third there."
Pletcher said Jade Queen may also go on to the Breeders' Cup."Jade Queen ran huge," Pletcher said. "That's what we were hoping to do -- take advantage of a slow pace. She ran a huge race for a 3-year-old filly running against the lineup that was in there today."A 5-year-old daughter of Lasting Approval, Honey Ryder has now won 12 of 26 lifetime starts and earned $1,523,310. The mare was bred in Kentucky by Wimborne Farm. (Chart, Equibase)
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