$100,00 Old Hat (G3) Quotes

$100,00 Old Hat (G3) Quotes

01/04/2014

Trainer Todd Pletcher (Sweet Whiskey): “When I picked up the overnight and saw that she drew the one hole I knew we were going to have to force our hand a little bit and make sure we leave there running. She didn’t get a super break. She broke in a little bit and a couple horses from the outside got good starts and squeezed her out of there a little bit.           

“She was in kind of a situation she hadn’t been in before, on the inside and in behind horses, and I thought she handled it really well. She took the dirt great and had plenty left when the time came.           

“We ran her back on a little bit of short rest from the maiden race to the Spinaway, and I think that backfired a little bit. We’ll just have to see how she does and whether running back in the Forward Gal makes sense or not.           

“I thought the other filly (Co Cola) ran super. At the top of the stretch it looked like she might have the race and had to lose a lose a little bit of ground but ran a big race.”           

On Caixa Eletronica: “He’s a barn favorite. Like I’ve said time and time again, to me he was everything that was good about the game. You take a horse from a modest beginning and literally get to the pinnacle of racing. He showed up every time. It’s just heartbreaking.”           

Jockey Javier Castellano (Sweet Whiskey): "I had a beautiful trip. You know, she's usually on top but today she broke a little inside. Instead of rushing her up I decided I wasn't going to panic. I just relaxed and let her settle. She was fine. Then I found a hole around the quarter pole and she ran right to the lead after saving all the ground. It worked out great."