8th Running of the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap Grade III 7 ½ Furlongs

Jockey and Trainer Quotes
Posted 06.06.09 at 6:20

Jockey Quotes

JOEL ROSARIO, NOBLE COURT, Winner: “He came out okay, but then I had to check my horse a little bit. I knew I had to keep my horse relaxed and make one move. I was thinking they must be going pretty fast because my horse never comes from that far back. When I asked him on the turn he got to the outside and was almost immediately on top of the leaders. Then he kept going and going. Very impressive.”

ALONZO QUINONEZ, RUSH WITH THUNDER, Second: “He got right into the bridle and relaxed real good for me. He dropped right down on the rail and was able to save ground. Unfortunately, in the middle of the turn he was stopped cold. If we would have gotten through earlier who knows what would have happened.”

Trainer Quotes

JOHN SADLER, NOBLE COURT, Winner: “When he had the one (post) we didn’t want to rush him out of there because you can get into no man’s land. I told him (Joel Rosario) to let him settle and hopefully there will be some pace up front, and there was. According to the Mel Stute theory, any horse that wins more than they lose is a good horse. He’s now six for eleven.”


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