Man o’ War (G1) Quotes

December 10, 2019

Tom Albertrani, winning trainer of Twilight Eclipse (No. 4): "It's been very satisfying for everybody that's involved and for his connections to [finally] get that Grade 1. I know we've been beaten in a couple of spots but he shows up every time. I think [in previous races], the horses were just that good; you know you have horses like Main Sequence. Without a horse like [that] in the race, this horse looks like a champion himself, but to his credit he did train really well coming into this race. I thought we would have had a little bit of a harder time, especially with the slow fractions, but he was able to get there."

Javier Castellano, winning jockey aboard Twilight Eclipse (No. 4): "I thought in my mind, turning for home, I could have put a little pressure on the front-runner because the pace was very slow. But [Twilight Eclipse] has a short, short run and good kick. I was a little concerned about the ground, because it was a little soft, and usually that type of horse likes it very firm. But he had so much class today. He just galloped along and was right there. Turning for home, if we moved too soon, he would be hanging; if he moved too late, he wouldn't get there. At the right time, the right place, he made the move."

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