GRADE III, $100,000 TOKYO CITY CUP QUOTES
__GRADE III, $100,000 TOKYO CITY CUP QUOTES __
RAMON VAZQUEZ, HEYWOODS BEACH, WINNER: “I decided that I was going to go out there and win my second stakes of the day. I rode good horses today. I know my horse, (Heywoods Beach) is a good horse and likes the distance, and he had enough energy through the last quarter. I had a great trip with him, and we found the hole in the race–it was easy.”
JOHN SADLER, HEYWOODS BEACH, WINNER: "He’s a good marathon horse. He’s run well, he’s won here at a mile and a quarter in the past and won twice now at a mile and a half. He’s a very good marathon horse.
“I noticed last year (Ramon) won quite a few of these races on (a horse named) Lone Rock, so I think he has a fairly good touch at a mile and a half on dirt. He rode (Heywoods Beach) at Del Mar and rode him well. Last time we really didn’t get a good trip on the grass, but this is more his thing.”
KOSTA HRONIS, HEYWOODS BEACH, WINNER, WINNER: “Ramon (Vazquez) rode him perfectly. We knew that those would be the fractions for the race, and we knew he liked the distance. It was a repeat performance of the Cougar at Del Mar. We are definitely thinking of the Breeders’ Cup Classic and the Marathon. It’s a taxing route, but John (Sadler) is giving it every consideration if he comes out of this race fine. We will wait and see.”
NOTES: The winning owner is Hronis Racing, LLC.