$250,000 General George (G2) Quotes

December 10, 2019

Jockey Kendrick Carmouche (Misconnect): "My horse broke really well and I thought if I kept him close he would finish the last eighth of a mile and win. But I knew I had to keep him close. If you look at his races, he only wins from the sixteenth pole. If he's in contention, he will win. But if he's too far off, he won't make up the distance.

"(Trainer Bruce) Levine had him ready and this horse was ready to win. I rode here Saturday and [the track] was really dead. Usually at this track you can come from off the pace, but the track didn't have that bias today. Horses were winning from going wide and being close to the front. I had to keep him in contention. Coming down the stretch, I knew I could run him [Cutty Shark] down.

"This was a good field and I'm so happy to have won. Since I moved east, I'm very grateful for the opportunity to do this job well."

When asked about the weather "This is a winter sport. All the jockeys know that. And we also know we are lucky to be racing here in Maryland where management supports us whether we decide to race or not. Today, we sucked it up. It's a big race day for the track and we did our job."

Assistant trainer Fernando Callejas (Misconnect): "The horse is doing great. He ran long the last two times out and we know he has natural speed. Watching the earlier races today, we knew we wanted to stay away from the rail. The inside looked dead today. Horses were winning from the outside and he came hard from the outside at the finish."

Jockey Forest Boyce (Cutty Shark): "I got excited for awhile. We had a great trip and when I saw an opportunity to make my move I did. He really took off in the lane, but the last few yards I saw that other horse coming and we were second best. My horse ran a great race."

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