Sunday, December 22, 2013
$100,000 Dania Beach (G3) Quotes
Trainer Shug McGaughey (Mr Speaker): "He ran good. He’d been training good. His first two races were better than they looked. When I ran him at Saratoga, Javier rode him and missed the hole, but came back and told me that he liked him a lot. A bug boy rode him after that, probably moved a little bit early on him against Request; he might have been best that day. We were what, 10-1 today and Request was 2-1? Then he came back and broke his maiden—everyone took back and he just found himself on the lead.
[Will you try him on the dirt?]. “Yes, I will try him on the dirt, maybe even next time. He’s matured a lot since he left Belmont sometime in November and I hope he continues to go that way.”
Jockey Jose Lezcano (Mr Speaker): "He showed me a lot of class down the stretch. I think he'll get better with maturity, too. We had a good trip. He broke good and was relaxed down the backside. I let him pick it up a little down the backstretch and he got me inside. As soon as the hole opened up he shot right through. He's showed me a lot."
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