TRUE NORTH QUOTES
Todd Pletcher, winning
trainer of Bribon (No. 3) and third-place finisher Checklist (No. 8): “I
thought with Quality Road going
to the Met Mile, it could open a lot of options for Bribon. He had won at 6 and
7 [years old] and he’s just a very versatile horse.
thought Checklist ran huge. I think the track may not be real speed-favoring.
Vanderbilt [Grade 1, 6 furlongs, August 8 at Saratoga Race Course] is a possibility for both [Checklist and
Bribon]; we’ll play it by ear.”
Garrett Gomez, winning jockey
aboard Bribon (No. 3): “There were quite a few horses with speed and I just
needed to find a place for him to settle into a simple rhythm and then quicken
when I asked him. The only concern was that he’d never run shorter than a mile.
He picked them up with ease and came home with ease – just the way you'd like.”
Bill Mott, trainer of
second-place finisher Snapshot (No. 5): “My horse ran very, very well. The
pace scenario didn’t affect him all that much, but he still ran a super
Kent Desormeaux, rider
aboard second-place finisher Snapshot (No. 5): “He definitely stuck his neck
out He saw [Bribon] and was going to try and beat him.”
John Velazquez, rider
aboard third-place finisher Checklist (No. 8): “That’s where he wanted to be
– on the lead – but he didn’t come with any fight at the end.”