$100,000 CINEMA STAKES QUOTES
$100,000 CINEMA STAKES
ABEL CEDILLO, WIZARD OF WESTWOOD, WINNER: “Last time he was caught around the quarter pole and when I tried to go with him, he kind of lugged out a little bit. I think that’s what cost me the win. This time was so relaxed, turning for home today, I grabbed my inside rein and he stayed on the rail the whole time, so that was really good.
“My intention was just to break and try to take the lead. If someone else wanted to go, I was just going to sit second, but they let me take it, so I took it.”
MICHAEL McCARTHY, WIZARD OF WESTWOOD, WINNER: “They went a half in 49 in the (Singletary) the other day and I was surprised that he was able to get himself beat off of a pedestrian opening half like that. Today they went a little bit faster 47.4 but it looked like he was always doing it comfortably. (Mi Hermano Ramon) never came to his hip or anything like that, so he was able to get himself into a nice rhythm put in a little run around the turn and was good enough to hold on today.
“He gallops big in the morning, gallops a mile and a half, mile and three quarters and doesn’t seem to blow out a candle. He’s got a stamina influence pedigree, today it kind of worked in his favor.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Andrew Warren and Rania Warren.