CHANDELIER STAKES QUOTES-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

first_img ABEL CEDILLO, COMICAL, SECOND: “I know the other horse was a tough one. I like my filly, though. I worked her last week and she worked really easy. She tried really hard today. She kept coming, but I think the better horse beat me.”RUBEN FUENTES, K P DREAMIN, THIRD: “My horse ran great. I wish there was a little more speed to run at because our pace was a little slow for anyone to make up some ground. I wish there was somebody pressing the favorite, she had a comfortable trip, nice and easy, but I think we’ll be way better in the Breeders’ Cup”(On the future for K P Dreamin) “She’s most likely going to the Breeders’ Cup. Like I said, we can get a bigger field there. We can probably get a better pace to run at there, too”.TRAINER QUOTES BOB BAFFERT, BAST, WINNER: Surrounded by media: “I’ve never seen so much press here on a Friday.” Asked about the stretch duel: “I thought, wow, man, she’s really going to have to fight for this, but if she’s a really good filly, like I think she is, she’ll get through it, and she got that last eighth of a mile. It just shows you how competitive these horses are.“Both of them were fighting to win. She got there, and at 1-9, you want to win. There’s one down and I’ve got a few more to go.“To be part of his (John Velazquez’s record 661st career graded stakes win, breaking the tie with Jerry Bailey’s 660) record is exciting, but Todd Pletcher is the one who got him all those graded wins. I played a very minor part. I really didn’t know he was up for the record until I read it the other day. That’s all I would have needed was a jinx like that to keep me from winning, because it’s always the last hurdle to get him over, but he’s such a professional.“Down the backside she was going nice, then turning for home, John was like, ‘Come on baby, we’ve got to go,’ and she wasn’t going. He thought she would respond, but I think this will get her ready for the next one (Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Nov. 1 at Santa Anita).“This is a very demanding, deep, heavy race track. Not only do you have to be really good, you have to be ready . . . The Chus (owners Charles and Susan) are really excited and we’ve been really lucky together, winning the Breeders’ Cup Sprint with Drefong, so they’ve already had a champion.“They’ve been great supporters of mine. I really think this race is going to move Bast up, so I feel pretty good about it. You’re supposed to get tired first time two turns. They’re a little bit confused; they’re two-year-olds and they probably thought, ‘What are we doing?’ We have to go around again? We just started fromthere.’ But she got the job done. I had gone a little light on her (training ) so I just told John she’s not going to be as tight, but she’s 1-9 so I felt there’d be a little room for error, but there wasn’t much room at all.”NOTES: The winning owners are Charles and Susan Cho who reside in Massachusetts and race as Baoma Corp. JOCKEY QUOTESJOHN VELAZQUEZ, BAST, WINNER: “This means a lot. (Jerry Bailey) is a guy who I rode with for so many years and have looked up to for so long. It’s incredible.”“Going to the backstretch, she looked really good, and I was pretty confident. We got to the turn and I thought we might go a little wide, but I said ‘no, no – you have to stay there.’ I got up to her and she cruised down the lane and put her head out in front of the other horse. She gave me a lot today. I felt she gave me what she could to win the race.”last_img read more

Bad Ginebra start not Garcia’s fault alone

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Etheridge makes return to Premier League with Cardiff Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames PBA IMAGESWith Justin Brownlee just waiting for a call, the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings can dump the disappointing Charles Garcia anytime and get a reliable force to help arrest their slide.So far, Garcia has tallied averages of 17 points, 7.5 rebounds and five assists and couldn’t help the Gin Kings from losing their first two games in the young PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Return of SlaughterThe Kings will play hard-luck Blackwater Elite in a battle of winless teams on Friday, the time when Cone is expecting 7-foot giant Greg Slaughter to return from a hamstring injury.Though the heat is on Garcia, Cone readily put the blame on his locals.“I know all eyes are on our import, but I just feel like it’s more than that,” said Cone. “Our locals are not playing as well either and we’re not just playing at a high level at this point.”Undeterred by the shortcomings of his team, Cone remains positive of going deep in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We feel we’ll be there in the end. Obviously, we need to not fall too far behind in [the standings], but we’ll find a way to get there (title series),” said Cone.The Gin Kings have a penchant for starting slow every conference and they should recover their bearings fast with nine games remaining in the elimination round.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But coach Tim Cone isn’t the impulsive type despite the writing on the wall, remaining tight-lipped on the team’s import situation.“That’s something that we’ll talk about internally. It’s not something that we’ll talk about publicly,” said Cone after the Kings’ 92-96 loss to TNT KaTropa on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBrownlee, who led the Kings to back-to-back titles in the Governors’ Cup, is still in town and has shown interest in suiting up for Cone after recently leading San Miguel Alab Pilipinas to the 2018 Asean Basketball League Championship.“You’ll know if and when or whatever we decide to do,” Cone told scribes. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more