Belmont Sprint Championship (G3) Quotes

December 10, 2019

Brian Lynch, winning trainer of Clearly Now (No. 3): "When he broke a little slow I thought, 'Oh boy, here we go again,' but when he cruised up on the inside near the 4 ½ pole I could tell Jose [Lezcano] had a lot of horse. He had a legitimate pace in front of him, so it was just about finding a hole, and when it came, he went by them."

"We'll look at some spots at Saratoga, and ultimately, the Breeders' Cup would be in play."

Jose Lezcano, winning jockey aboard Jose Lezcano (No. 3): "I told Brian [Lynch] last time after the Met Mile, I thought the best distance for this horse was six or seven furlongs. He did the job today. You could see by the way he finished. He really came running at the end."

**Note: Clearly Now's winning time of 1:19.96 for seven furlongs established a Belmont Park main track record.**

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