LAS CIENEGAS STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY JANUARY 20, 2018

JOCKEY QUOTES

KENT DESORMEAUX, WINNER RIDER:  “She was awesome today.  She was very comfortable.  I’ve seen her develop and she was a consummate pro today.  I thought Victor’s filly (Espinoza, aboard Instant Reflex) would show more speed.  When I saw that it was Flavien’s horse (Prat, aboard Proper Discretion) that was showing the speed, I thought ‘I gotta knuckle down and stay clear of her, because she’s a dedicated front-running sprinter…It worked out great.” 

 

           

 

 

TRAINER QUOTES

WILLIAM MOREY, TRAINER, CONIAH, WINNER:  “I was very confident.  I thought she looked great out there and I had Kent in charge, so I wasn’t looking at the fractions.  When they turned for home, I knew they had to do some running to catch her.  It took me almost 1,600 wins to get my first graded win…It feels pretty good.  I’ve got 15 horses here and 25 at Golden Gate.”

 

 

OWNER QUOTES

JAMES MCKENNEY, CO-OWNER/BREEDER:  When asked if he anticipated making an uncontested lead:  “I never anticipate anything.  It’s horseracing!”