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TOKYO CITY CUP QUOTES
DAVID FLORES, DYNAMIC HOST, WINNER: “I had an excellent trip. He broke slow like he always does, so I wasn’t worried about it. He jumped in the bit the first time we got to the first stretch so I had to take control of him. On the second turn I let him get comfortable and he moved up to the leaders. I had to work hard from the turn onwards because he’s lazy when he gets the lead. He’s got the ability to go that far, so the distance of the race was on our side. I had great position in the race, and I took advantage of that. I’m glad we came out in front.
RAFAEL BEJARANO, DHAAMER, SECOND: “My horse tried hard but as soon as I got close to the winner he just took off. I thought I was going to catch him because my horse showed me a big kick down the stretch, but the number eight (Dynamic Host) kept running.”
ART SHERMAN, DYNAMIC HOST, WINNER: ‘’He was hanging in there tough through the stretch. He impressed me with his gameness, but sometimes he likes to hang. I was getting a little nervous. It was an absolutely wonderful ride by David (Flores).
‘’The horse showed a lot of heart. Sometimes, David would tell me, he’d get next to a horse and kind of just want to go with it. But he really bore down this time. I was happy. He could go either way (next start, grass or dirt). You’ve got your options. We could take a look at the San Juan (Capistrano at about 1 ¾ miles on turf) the last day here (April 22). I’ll see how he comes out of the race and how he's training.’’
NOTES: The winning owners are Zvika Akin of San Diego, Greg Avery of Modesto and Bill Wilbur of Gold River, CA.