Bowling Green (G2) Quotes

December 10, 2019

Chad Brown, winning trainer of Flintshire (No. 2): "He likes to run and cover and Javier has a really good feel for him, so I wasn't too worried. When Twilight Eclipse finally made the move and they all went, it was a pretty easy decision to steer him outside for home."

"Javier showed a lot of poise. He didn't panic. The horse ran terrific. He's a true champion. They're a great team."

"When you have a 1-9 shot, there's a lot of pressure. The other riders don't give you anything, and they shouldn't. But it all worked out. I couldn't be more pleased with his effort. We don't have too many star horses in the game, and there seems to be several running at the Spa, and he's one of them."

"My thought process with choosing this race was that it was too long a space for me between the Manhattan the Sword Dancer. I just wanted to run this horse out of his own stall all the way up the Breeders' Cup. I wasn't interested in putting him on a plane to Arlington. This race made sense and it all worked out."

Javier Castellano, winning jockey aboard Flintshire (No. 2): "I've been watching all the races in his career and I've seen him win in Japan and Hong Kong. The horse, he likes to cover up. As long as he covers up, he gives you that power and kick. I was a little concerned with not that many horses in the race."

"I wanted to be covered up and when turning for home finding his speed, I was going outside and he got out tremendous, a powerful kick."

"He is a great horse you don't see too many horses like that. He's the best horse on the turf in the world."

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