Pegasus World Cup Turf

Pegasus World Cup Turf

Order of finish: Bricks and Mortar, Magic Wand, Delta Prince, Catapult, Channel Maker, Yoshida, Next Shares, Dubby Dubbie, Aerolithe, Fahan Mura.

TRAINER QUOTES

Chad Brown (Bricks and Mortar, 1st): “[Jockey] Irad [Ortiz Jr.] rode him beautiful. The horse came ready and handled the course. Everything worked out perfectly.”

“For a little while there, I didn’t think I’d have a horse for the race. I had been resting a lot of them. Bricks and Mortar came in fresh when I was resting other ones. Thanks to Seth [Klarman] and Bill [Lawrence], they were game enough to put up a big entry fee and give it a shot. The horse just performed beautifully.”

“Ian Brennan at Stonestreet Farm did a terrific job rehabbing this horse. Dr. Larry Bramlage worked on this horse about 16 months ago when it looked like he might have a career-ending injury. He fixed him. There was a lot of teamwork, a lot of patience. When you go into a race this big take a big gamble – it paid off today.”

Jimmy Jerkens (Delta Prince, 3rd): “He had him in a nice spot and he made a nice gradual move. He looked awful tough turning for home but that turf is soft and that was a good horse who won it obviously. Maybe if my horse had been out in a little bit better part of the turf where there haven’t been as many horses running but [the winner] just pulled away from us. [Delta Prince] just got a little tired at the end to lose second but we were really thrilled with his effort.”

John Sadler (Catapult, 4th): “Kind of a strange ride. I thought he moved way too soon. He was in front with a half-mile to go. I thought he’d be covered up a little longer. Maybe he got a little rank, but I haven’t spoken to the jock yet. He ran very well, but a strange trip.”

Bill Mott (Channel Maker, 5th; Yoshida, 6th): “The bottom line is [Yoshida] wasn’t making up much ground on them from the eighth pole to the wire. I’m not going to give him a huge excuse. As it turns out, maybe Yoshida is going to be better on the dirt.”

“[Channel Maker is] a little hard to handle sometimes and sometimes he’ll try and run up on heels. But it looks like eventually he got him out and he had the clear length of the stretch to run them down and just couldn’t do it.”

Bob Hess (Dubby Dubbie, 8th): “He broke great and had a beautiful trip until about the five-eighths pole and then he got surrounded on the outside by a few. Frankly I thought he ran great. We were at ninety plus to one, but I’m real proud of him. Maybe with another two-three weeks with our program, we’ll learn more about him and maybe he can improve a little more.”

JOCKEY QUOTES

Irad Ortiz Jr. (Bricks and Mortar, 1st): “I got a perfect trip. My horse put me in a good position and just held it together, saving ground. When I got kicked him out, he exploded.”

“The horse is good, but the trainer we have to get him credit. He gave him some time off and brought him back, give him one race in the allowance race and bring him back ready for this race. That’s a lot of work. Not too many trainers can do that. He’s got good horses, but he knows what he’s doing, and he’s really good, too.”

Frankie Dettori (Delta Prince, 3rd): “He ran a super race. He has a big heart. He was going so well that I thought turning for home, ‘We’ve got this.’ Just got outrun by two good horses in the end. Super effort. It paid for the expenses – and the night out.”

Joel Rosario (Catapult, 4th): “He broke fine. At one point in the race, I went on the outside and I had him covered up for a second and then I just let him go on with it because I was grabbing him too much at one point. I thought for a second we were going to be fine but probably that hurt him a little bit for the end.”

Javier Castellano (Channel Maker, 5th): “I got a good break out of the gate, I think my horse fell into position, but turning for home I had the opportunity to hook up with the winner, just couldn’t keep up with the pace.”

Jose Ortiz (Yoshida, 6th): “He broke good. He was last but he was in touch with the field and I saved ground. By the backside I wanted to go on but then Channel Maker got position on me so I had to take back a little and drop back in, and I followed Irad from that point on and I thought that I was in a good position before we hit the three-eighths pole but he didn’t give me that late kick.”

Tyler Gaffalione (Next Shares, 7th): “He put in an effort coming into the stretch. He made a nice move around the far turn, just couldn’t sustain it. It was a nice field, but he put in a big effort and great job by [trainer] Richard [Baltas] and his team. They had him ready. Just a tough race. A little more cut in the ground, I don’t think he favors that. But he’ll come back strong and we’ll get him next time.”

Florent Geroux (Aerolithe, 9th): “I was very disappointed to be honest because she got away from the gate very sharply. I got a great position. I was laying second off the filly on the lead [Fahan Mura]. So I was in the perfect spot and it didn’t feel like the pace was going crazy fast. I felt like I was controlling things. When Catapult came to me – I thought he came a little bit soon – but when he came next to me, she had no response. She just gave up right away.”

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