Friday, August 15, 2014

John Morrissey NYB) Quotes

Phil Serpe, winning trainer of Weekend Hideaway (No. 3): "Our horse has been training great, and I kind of thought he was getting the Rodney Dangerfield treatment a little bit. He's now got six wins in 16 starts, with three seconds and three thirds, so you can't look away from that. But we were very happy because our horse was training great into the race. We're really happy for Mike Hoffman and his crew from Red and Black Stable, because they're great people. I was a little concerned when they first broke, because I didn't see our horse anywhere, but I wasn't surprised to see him on the lead. And Jose was just sitting on him; his arms weren't moving at all. When [Tom] Durkin called the :44 and change, I was a little concerned, but I figured the track was a little bit tight after the rain."

Jose Lezcano, winning jockey aboard Weekend Hideaway (No. 3):"I let him use his early speed. Sometimes in the gate, he misses the break. But today he broke good and settled in front. When I asked, he gave me what I needed to win the race. He's a very nice colt; I've always thought he's had plenty of talent. Sometimes, I've felt like he's lost the race in the gate when he's broken badly. But today, he broke perfect."

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