Jul 15 2019

Monmouth Park / Press Release

WINNING TRAINER – Jorge Navarro: “We’ve been trying to get this one on the turf for a while. If you go back through his workouts he was firing bullets at Palm Meadows on the grass. I kept telling the owner `this is a turf horse.’ We bought him last year and had very high hopes for him. I guess he wasn’t mature enough. He seemed to want to fool around too much. But he’s coming around. He’s focused in the morning, and the way he behaves in the post parade and in the gate – he is starting to get the hang of it.”

WINNING JOCKEY – Angel Suarez: “We were definitely excited to get him on the turf. He’s good on the dirt but we felt he would move way up on the turf. The race set up perfectly for us. There were plenty of speed horses that probably felt they had a good shot, so at 5½ furlongs they had to send. I was pretty much just hunting them. I really think a lot of Skole, the No. 6 horse. I had him inside of me and I was watching him the whole time. Once he made his move I made mine. My horse was much the best.”

Photo credits: EQUI-PHOTO, INC. / Bill Denver

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