Saturday, January 17, 2015

Lecomte quotes

Miguel Mena (jockey, International Star, 1st)
"The plan was the save ground on both turns and then he came out at the three-sixteenths-pole and he came rolling.  He was running hard but he kind of pulled himself up a little at the end when he found himself alone on the lead."

Mike Maker (trainer, International Star, 1st)

"He's been training very well.  We expected a big race - maybe not that big - but he was coming into the race great.  We'll bring him back to Florida and take a hard look at the Risen Star."

James Graham (jockey, War Story, 2nd)
"He did what we asked him to do.  We haven't got to the bottom of him yet.  The trip was a little rough at the start.  I got slammed twice but after that he settled into the race for me."

Brian Hernandez, Jr. (jockey, Eagle, beaten favorite)
"Nothing was smooth about the trip.  He was on the far outside and then got slammed by the horse that was running off.  Nothing went right today."

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