$200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2) Quotes

January 10, 2016

Trainer Brian Lynch (Heart to Heart): “He’s tough when he makes the lead and gets to dictate the terms. I’ve always felt he’s a superior turn runner and he showed it again today going into that bottom turn there. They were all sort of scratching the leather to get to him and his little ears pricked and he opened up. He always has an opportunity to steal a few lengths as they straighten for home and I think that’s’ where he gets it.”

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“Not so much (concerned) with not a lot of other speed in the race. He looked like he was going to be the speed and he could sort of sprint out of there and make the lead going into the first turn. Even drawn out wide, it looked like it was manageable to do.”

“When you give him a little time between races he’s very effective. He’s had a nice little break since River City and he’s a very exciting little horse. He got the mile and an eighth in the River City which I thought was a stretch and got freshened up and got the mile and a sixteenth today. Hopefully he’s got a big year ahead of him.”

“(The Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap) is on the radar, we just have to see. He probably needs a little bit more time between them, but it’s certainly on the radar.”

Jockey Julien Leparoux (Heart to Heart): “The key to him is to stay quiet on him and get him to relax. We got a perfect trip today. I thought I would have to fight for it (the lead) a little bit more, but I was happy leaving there to get the lead that easy.”

Heart to Heart, owned by Terry Hamilton, covered a firm 1 1/16 mile course in 1:41.71.

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