Triple Crown History
Race Tracks
2012 Top Races
2011 Top Races
Track Press Releases
Racing Newcomers
Thoroughbred Races
Past Bloggers

Friday, November 29, 2013

Go for Wand Handicap (G2) Quotes

Michael McCarthy, assistant to winning trainer Todd Pletcher, of Royal Lahaina (No. 3): "She'd been keeping some heady company. She'd trained well the past couple of weeks and she certainly has an affinity for Aqueduct. Jose [Ortiz] gave her a super ride. Things shook out nicely for them."

Jose Ortiz, winning jockey aboard Royal Lahaina (No. 3): "She broke very well and I was able to get perfect position on the outside. At the three-eighths pole I knew I had a lot of horse so I just waited a little bit. When I asked her to go, she did."

Tom Albertrani, trainer of beaten favorite and runner-up Centring (No. 2): "She finished up nicely; it was a little short. She's always right there. One of these days, we'll crack with her."

Rajiv Maragh, jockey aboard beaten favorite and runner-up Centring (No. 2): "The distance is a little shorter than her best distance. I wanted to keep her six lengths behind; those were my instructions. [Trainer] Tom [Albertrani] wanted me to settle in and come running."

Comments (0)

BallHype: hype it up!

Read more articles in the Aqueduct category.