MALIBU STAKES QUOTES – TUESDAY, DEC. 26, 2017

JOCKEY QUOTES

 

DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, CITY OF LIGHT, WINNER: “First of all, he was very confident going into the race based on his recent works. Being in the one hole, I just had to make sure I got him out fast. He broke solid, and I got to set the pace. He responded well – he wanted to take off.”

 

(Asked to put his 2017 into words)

“Ups and downs, but that’s the sport. I came back strong.”

 

 

TYLER BAZE, EDWARDS GOING LEFT, SECOND: “That Cal Bred just outran all those million dollar Grade 1 horses.  John (Sadler) has done a super job with this horse since claiming him for $50,000.  He’s such a cool horse.  He ran his tail off today.  He stayed off the rail and we had a dream trip.  It is absolutely a pleasure riding him.”

 

 

 

TRAINER QUOTES

 

MICHAEL MCCARTHY, TRAINER OF CITY OF LIGHT, WINNER:  “This horse has a lot of natural ability.  I’ve had a lot of faith in this horse from the first day I saw him at Keeneland as a September yearling.  He’s a big horse and it took him awhile to come to himself.  When a horse is doing good, you gotta go…You gotta take a shot.  I’m very thankful to Mr. Warren (owner).  He won the Breeders’ Cup Classic with St. Liam and he was the first one to go with me when I went out on my own.  With a horse like this, who’s got a lot of natural speed, you let him go ahead and showcase

 

 

NOTES: Winning owners William K. Warner, Jr. and Suzanne Warren reside in Tulsa, OK.