Sunday, December 09, 2012


Todd Pletcher, winning trainer of San Pablo (No. 5): “We’ve seen him make the lead, and then he kind of waits a little bit. Anytime you’re the big favorite like that, you’re happy that you get the job done, especially running over a wet track, which he had never won on before. That was my biggest concern, but it seemed like he handled it well.”

“He’s one of those horses who is just steadily improving, a horse we’ve always liked. He seems like he is kind of putting it together. If he can take another step forward, then he could fit with the top echelon.”

Chris DeCarlo, winning jockey aboard San Pablo (No. 5): “I had a great trip. He broke and put me right there – I just sat outside Dutrow’s horse [Gallant Fields]. When I heard the other horses coming on the outside, he kind of just picked it up on his own and I went with him. He’s very classy and you can’t get to the bottom of him. He only wins by a little bit; he doesn’t exert himself too hard.”

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