Thursday, January 02, 2014
$100,000 Gulfstream Park Derby Quotes
Trainer Mike Maker (General a Rod): “We drew great. He got a perfect trip. I have no complaints.
“He’s always shown great promise. He’s a big, immature colt, but since his last race he’s made no mistakes. We were looking for a big effort today and we got it.”
“Everything’s a possibility. We’ll talk it over with the owner, but my first inclination is keeping him right here (for the $400,000 Holy Bull on Jan. 25).”
Jockey Joel Rosario (General a Rod): “When I got to the horse in front, he just kind of waited a little bit. He didn’t want to go by, but the other horse was running pretty good, too. I thought I had a little more left when I asked him, but he did the job. I think he’s still learning now, so going forward he’ll be even better.”
On four-win (including both stakes) day: “It’s awesome. I’m starting the new year good.”
Jockey Paco Lopez (Wildcat Red): "I thought my horse really raced well...he tried all the way. I thought I had (General a Rod), but we just missed. My horse didn't give up. He tried the whole way."
Fractions: :23.14 , :45.91, 1:10.25, 1:22.71, 1:35.84. Main Track fast
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