JULIEN LEPAROUX, REALLY MR GREELY, Winner: “He broke sharp. I wanted to be on the lead. He relaxed well and left me alone, which was beautiful, and when I asked him to go he answered nice. At the three-eighths pole, I felt they were coming at me, so I asked him to start going, and he never really stopped.”
RAFAEL BEJARANO, SUPER NINETY NINE, Second: “No excuses. He ran well and everybody (from Baffert’s barn) ran well. We knew they all had a chance.”
MARTIN GARCIA, SHAKIN IT UP, Third: “I was in traffic throughout the race. I think he’s a really good horse.”
JIM BARNES (Assistant trainer to Bob Baffert), REALLY MR GREELY, SUPER NINETY NINE, SHAKIN IT UP, Z BIG APPLE, First, second, third and fourth— “When you have that many horses in the same race, all you can do is tell the jockeys to stay out of each other’s way. And Julien (Leparoux) did the best of staying out of the way. I knew he (Really Mr Greely) was fast, but you never know until they break. All four of them are good horses. In the (2002) Del Mar Futurity we ran five. We won it with a horse called Icecoldbeeratreds. We were first, second, third, fourth and sixth.’’
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