Arlington Million

American St. Leger Quotes

Churchill Downs Communications | 08/17/2013 #

QUOTES FOR THE $400,000 AMERICAN ST. LEGER


Ryan Moore (Dandino, 1st): I was locked in the whole race but he was the best horse. He picked up natural. I thought I’d keep it simple, but they were on top of me the whole race.”

Liz Dance (wife of owner Darren Dance): “Very testing ride, they went very hard early, hoping the two would go niggle each other which they did. Bit of a check at the top of the straight, which worried us, but Ryan found the gap – a magnificent ride

Eddie Castro (Suntracer, 2nd): I got stuck the whole way on the rail.  The pace was slow.  I needed more space.  I’m happy with his run.  The horse pushed me a little bit out and he worked very hard.

James Graham (Najjaar, 3rd): “Tough as nails, that guy. I love him. He quickened, but they did too. They just stayed on better.”

Florent Geroux (Code of Conduct, 4th): “He ran great. There was no pace, but he relaxed and second time down backstretch he gave me a good run. This was his first try at this high level of competition, and he got tired, but he’ll improve.”

When asked if tiring pacesetter Ojos de Hielo bothered him at all: “No way. We were sitting behind him and made our move. We had a good run but just weren’t good enough.”

Jamie Spencer (Wigmore Hall, 5th): “He’s okay, he just didn’t stay.  It was worth a try.

Francisco Torres (Ioya Bigtime, 6th): "When you are going that far and you have a horse lapped on you the whole way, it's asking a lot for him to sustain his bid. He was a little tired at the end". When asked if he was tired Torres laughed and said he was fine. It was a good trip.  It was a little bit of pressure, but he tried.”

Jeffrey Sanchez (Ojos de Hielo, DNF): "He didn't like the turf, but he tried."

David Donk: “It was a great run. It's a process, and he's still developing, and I'm impressed that he's as good as he is as a three-year-old. I wish he would have had a chance to see the winner a little bit sooner, but I'm happy for Rosie, and that winner is a nice horse.”