Remsen (G2) Quotes

December 10, 2019

Kiaran McLaughlin, winning trainer of Mohaymen (No. 3): "He's a very nice horse. Junior rode him great, he did everything right and it's a big win for the team. He did trickle [blood] a tiny bit last time, so we actually wait right up until they require Lasix to use it and today it worked out great. We also schooled him a lot at the gate after the way he acted last time. It was so unlike him, he had never shown anything like that at the gate when he reared up in there, so we did school him a bit coming up to this race and it worked out well. I was a little anxious when they were turning for home but it's great to win for Shadwell and I trained [Mohaymen's dam] Justwhistledixie, so it's special to have this horse be this good."

Junior Alvarado, winning jockey aboard Mohaymen (No. 3): "He broke good. He got outrun the first part and I didn't want to rush him too much; he can get a little tough. I did like last time, sat behind, just tried to wait. By the quarter-pole, horses were starting to pick it up and I still had a lot of horse. I just tried to find my way and every time I pushed the button, he's there for me. He makes my job a lot easier.

"I worked him last week behind horses to make sure he could take dirt, schooled him a little bit. He was a complete gentleman. He's a nice horse. He'll do whatever: inside, outside, behind horses, in front. Kiaran has him in really great, great form.

"I was a little worried because he was actually too quiet compared to last time, but as soon as we left the gate, he turned on his game. After that, I was like, OK, I know what I've got now. I had nothing to be worried about after that."

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