Marty Wolfson (You and I Forever, 1st
& Motovato, 2nd) – “I liked both
horses going into the race. His last race was a throw out (You and I Forever).
He wants to make one run like he did today. He wasn’t even going to run.
A deal has been made (by Estate of Edmund Gann) to sell the horse to interests
as a stud prospect. I begged them last night to let me run him. Motovato ran a
big race too and might even have won if he was outside. He loves the outside.
They are both amazing horses to still be running. Both have had multiple
surgeries. At least I get to keep Motovato.”
Javier Castellano (jockey, You and I
Forever, 1st) – “We had a plan going
into the race. There was a lot of speed in there and I wanted to be mid-pack
and wait for the horses to come back to me and just let my horse finish, and it
worked out exactly that way. They went pretty quick, and I was able to sit just
off the speed. I went a little wide, but I wanted to be in the clear and
didn’t want him getting a lot of dirt kicked back on him. And when I put
him in the clear, he just took off.”
John Velazquez (jockey, This
One’s for Phil, 8th) –
“The distance was
probably a little bit too much for him. I thought I had set things up
perfectly, but by the quarter-pole I was out of horse.”