Quotes from Competitive Edge’s 10 ¼-length debut win

December 10, 2019

Todd Pletcher, winning trainer of Competitive Edge (No. 9): "He has never disappointed us in anything that he has done, literally, from the first time we breezed him. He continually showed us he's a very talented colt, and every time we did something with him it was impressive. So we had high hopes coming into today. You never know when you run one for the first time. We were impressed, but not surprised."

"I was happy with the way he finished, happy with the way he galloped out. He has speed, but it looks like he has stamina. It's very exciting for us to have a son of Super Saver with this much talent. We're excited about his stud career and excited to have one of his sons in our barn that appears to be this talented."

Pletcher said Competitive Edge will now target the Grade 1, $350,000 Hopeful on September 1.

John Velazquez, winning jockey aboard Competitive Edge (No. 9): "It was definitely very impressive. I worked him once in the morning from the gate and he impressed me the way he worked. Obviously, he came back to the race today and did it pretty easily. Just the way he did everything. The only thing he did wrong in the morning was he didn't come out of the gate quickly enough, but he was better in the afternoon."

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