King’s Swan quotes

December 10, 2019

Michael Dilger, winning trainer of Jan's Reserve (No. 2): "At the time, we thought he was training a little better on the turf, he was handling it better, so that's why we switched him over [to the turf]. Since he won his race, he's been training at Belmont and he's been handling the dirt so well, we decided to hang around and wait for this race."

"We were really happy [with the quick early pace]. That was the ideal scenario for us. Joel just made the comment that he might [go further], but there's a lot of opportunities for one-turn horses so we'll see what happens."

"In his last race, there were slow early fractions but he was close to the pace which allowed him to quicken at the end. Given the style of that race and the pace scenario today, we said we'd try those tactics again. He's just been training fantastic and handling [the dirt] way better in the fall than in the spring."

Joel Rosario, winning rider aboard Jan's Reserve: (No. 2): "It went good. The two horses on the lead had a lot of speed of up front and that helped my horse, but he really finished well. He did everything easy. My plan going into the race was to come from off the pace because on paper he looked like he would come with a run at the end."

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