CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP QUOTES-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019

JOCKEY QUOTES 

ABEL CEDILLO, CASTLE, WINNER: “It looked like there was a lot of speed in the race and all Mark said was ‘Stay close.’  My horse broke really good and we made the lead very easy and that was good for me.”

TRAINER QUOTES

MARK GLATT, CASTLE, WINNER: “It’s a roller coaster ride if you’re in this game as an owner, trainer, or jockey, it doesn’t matter who you are. We have had a lot of seconds with some bad trips. Eventually you just keep working hard and hopefully things will turn around.

“The ownership group picked this horse out so I have to give them the credit. They brought him to my attention and I watched the replays on him and made sure I liked what I saw. I thought he ran a big race at Del Mar (Aug 29, 2019). I kind of gave my approval after they brought him up, I thought he was a little lightly raced for his age (6), so I was a little skeptical for the $40,000 but they were willing and I couldn’t see a reason not to claim him.

“He’s a horse that has won down the hill and going a mile, also going 5/8ths, so he’s pretty versatile. Like with a lot of horses I think the 5 ½ has helped him, personally I don’t care for the 5/8h races, it takes a specialized horse. That extra furlong makes a difference.”  

   NOTES: The winning owners are Where We At.