CALIFORNIA CUP TURF SPRINT STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019

JOCKEY QUOTES

MARIO GUTIERREZ, LISTING, WINNER:  “I think being on the outside today helped him a lot, he was more comfortable, you know no pressure last time he did a little step before crossing the wire so I think that caused him that extra bow but today it was good.”

“That was the plan from the beginning. I think he might have got the nose in the wire and today on the outside with no pressure, I think it helped him a lot.

“Everywhere I’ve been I get people like Paul Reddam so through ups and downs I know people like him will have my back 100 percent, which gives me a lot of confidence.

“Oh it’s always great. For me and for Paul it’s great. I think I’ve been extremely lucky.”

TRAINER QUOTES 

BEN CECIL, LISTING, WINNER: “It was a bit closer than I hoped, but he may have gotten a little tired. I didn’t give Mario any instructions. He knows the horse. He had a good effort last time down the hill and we had given him a little break prior to that, which he probably needed. Maybe now he’ll improve even a bit more.”

Asked how many horses he trains for Paul Reddam: “I’m pretty much all Paul. I have about 10 for him and he’s kept me alive. He’s been a good owner.”

NOTES: The winning owner is Reddam Racing LLC.