Friday, July 18, 2014
Sir Cat Quotes
Bill Mott, winning trainer of Tourist (No. 5): "It didn't surprise me [he improved when switched to the turf]. The problem was, he ran just well enough on the dirt that we kind of kept trying him. We all want a Derby horse, right? We tried him one or two extra times on the dirt than, maybe, was to his benefit, but it's all coming together now."
Joel Rosario, winning jockey aboard Tourist (No. 5): "He's a talented horse. It's nice to come on opening day and get a stakes win, I'm happy already. It was a good trip. He broke well, and I could see the horse in front was trying to take the lead. But my horse is a kind of free runner, and I let him do his work and take me all the way to the winner's circle."
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