AMERICAN PHAROAH STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, SEPT. 26, 2020

JOCKEY QUOTES

FLAVIEN PRAT, GET HER NUMBER, WINNER: “I thought it was a great move (switching to dirt). He was a bit disappointing last race (Fourth on Sept. 7 at Del Mar). I thought I had good race, easy pace and he didn’t really show a turn of foot. I thought running on the dirt was a good move.

“We had a good trip; he broke well and he put me in the race. He reacted well on the backside and by that point I felt in control.

“It is great, Breeders’ Cup is always something we all look forward to so it’s cool.”

TRAINER QUOTES

RUBEN ALVARADO, ASSITANT TRAINER, GET HER NUMBER, WINNER: “We wanted to see how the horse could do in the grass so we decided to give that a shot. There wasn’t anything too quick for him on the turf. We had to take close to a month before coming back to this race. We went back to the dirt and gave him a couple workouts that went well, so we decided let’s do it and see if we get lucky or not.

“I told Prat, ‘He breaks well, and you know the horse well. If you can take the lead, then take the lead and we will see how far he can go.’

“I think Keeneland is the plan. If everything comes off okay and looks okay, I think that is what we will do.”

 

NOTES: The winning owner is Gary Barber.