FLAVIEN PRAT, CONQUEST ENFORCER, WINNER: “I can’t ask for better than that (two victories on his return from France). It was a great day. This horse was very sharp. I just wanted to get him to relax. He broke so sharp, I just wanted him to relax on the lead. He didn’t relax until the backside and then he got going. Phil (D’Amato) said he has a great turn of foot and he seemed so sharp. I was a little worried in the stretch, but he kicked away.”
JOEL ROSARIO, MITTERSILL, SECOND: “He ran very hard and the horse that won wasn’t stopping. My horse was trying hard, but was just second-best today. I was very comfortable with the pace, and I think the pace was fair. He put in a good run at the end.”
PHILIP D’AMATO, CONQUEST ENFORCER, WINNER: “I am very happy. He’s settled into our program really nicely and I think the sky is the limit with this horse. Prat is a great fit for him. This horse actually reminds me of Obviously and he guided Obviously to a nice Breeders’ Cup win and hopefully next year we’re doing the same with this horse.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Loooch Racing Stable, LLC, Imaginary Stables and Raquel Ritchie.