PLETCHER: I told him (John Velazquez) when we left the paddock that I was concerned about the way she saddled
Todd Pletcher (trainer, Life At Ten, DNF) – “I told him (jockey John Velazquez) when we left the paddock that I was concerned about the way she saddled. She was abnormally quiet; almost sedated-like. I told him to make sure and warm her up well. Unfortunately, she’s either had some sort of allergic reaction to her Lasix treatment or she’s had some severe cramps, or tied up before she ever went out there.
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“That’s a tough position for Johnny to be in. He asked the vets to look at her. It’s unfortunate because of all the horses we brought over here today none were doing better than her. At the last minute, something went wrong.
“Her week to 10 days here has been phenomenal. We felt really, really confident that she was coming into this race so well. That’s why I think it’s some kind of reaction to the Lasix.”
John Velazquez (jockey, Life At Ten, DNF) – “She seemed okay. She felt okay. I don’t know. She didn’t feel like running today. She never put in any effort whatsoever. I tried to warm her up and wake her up, and she just never felt like running.”