Saturday, November 02, 2013

Quotes for the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf

Ryan Moore (jockey, Magician, 1st) – “He’s one of the best horses I’ve ridden in a long time. He switched off nice at the beginning. I was a little farther back than I wanted to be because he got a bump at the turn and he lost his back end, but he leveled off nicely, got his balance. From there he took me where I wanted to be.”

Aidan O’Brien (trainer, Magician, 1st) – “It’s been a job well done by the team to achieve this. I have to thank Michael (Tabor) whose idea it was that we should move him up in trip to a mile and a half.”

John Gosden (trainer, The Fugue, 2nd) – “She’s run a great race. We came a bit wide into the straight. We’ve beaten a very good Argentinian horse (Indy Point), but the form is very hard to assess as the winner (Magician) hasn’t run since June. He’s a bit of a joker in the pack (deck). She ran her race. She improved her position. She just got beat at the end.”

William Buick (jockey, The Fugue, 2nd) – “She did nothing wrong, she did everything right. She felt good to me. She ran well.”

Gary Stevens (jockey, Indy Point, 3rd) – “He gave me a big run. It was a game effort. He’s a very nice horse and I enjoy riding him. He dug in and gave me everything he had. I couldn’t ask for anything more from him.”

Richard Mandella (trainer, Indy Point, 3rd) – “He ran great. I was very pleased with his effort. Gary (Stevens) told me he wished he would have gone one way instead of the other. In a race you have to make a quick decision and he did. I sure will take this race over Arlington (Million, where he ran 13th and last).”

Shug McGaughey (trainer, Point of Entry, 4th) – “It was just too much ground to make up, especially coming off a layoff.”

Joel Rosario (jockey, Point of Entry, 4th) – “He had a good trip. He made a little run but he might have gotten a little tired. He was coming off the layoff, but he ran a good race.”

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