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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL, July 17, 2022 — After Sunday’s feature race in Saratoga, it was difficult for the connections to contain their enthusiasm for the Reeves Thoroughbreds colt who now has won five straight sprint stakes, from five to seven furlongs with all the stops in between.

“He’s a very good horse and he keeps winning,” trainer Christophe Clement told NYRA publicists after the G3 Quick Call. “That’s what good horses do, they win more often than the lesser one.” said Clement, who won the 2014 renewal with Pure Sensation.

“He was impressive last time and impressive the time before that,” he continued. “Today, I told Joel to be comfortable with whatever he wanted to do. We know he can rate now. He’s still a bit immature. He was perfect, but he got a little bit rank in the turn.

“But he’s so good, he just goes away from them in the stretch. He’s very exciting… he’s better than just the setup of the race. He can do different things:

“If there’s no pace, he can go to the lead. He showed the other day he could go seven-eighths at Belmont. He’s becoming very versatile. He’s becoming more mature and a very serious horse.”

Joel Rosario won his third Quick Call, taking the 2019 running with Listing, and with New York’s current leading sire, Central Banker, in 2013. “He broke very well and it looked like it was a little speed in front, and we set up nice in behind them,” said Rosario.

“I made a move into the turn and continued his move. He did great. Turning for home, I was just a passenger on the best horse in the race. Going forward, his races look like they’re getting better and better.”

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