De La Rose Quotes
Saturday, August 03, 2013
Michael Matz, winning trainer of Assateague (No. 4): "She ran great. We are so pleased with her. We knew she would be close to the pace. We were hoping she wouldn't get into a speed duel. She stumbled a little bit at the beginning, so, that may have helped her a little bit. [Luis Saez] did a terrific job in settling her. He got her to relax in a perfect spot. I couldn't ask for anything better than that. The last time he rode her in New York, she broke on the lead, but he got her to relax so much."
Luis Saez, winning jockey aboard Assateague (No. 4): "I was third and I had time. When they came in for the turn, I thought she was beaten, but she won the race from there. It feels so good, it is unbelievable. You know she gave me everything, hands down. She ran big."