MARTIN GARCIA, LORD NELSON, WINNER: (Breaking from the 10 post)”He had a really good trip. The speed (All Indians and Social Request) came up inside of us and there wasn’t much room. They pushed us around a little so I just let him go and he took off. I think that’s how far he wants to go. He’s a really good colt, he’s just learning still.”


COREY NAKATANI, SEBASTIAN’S HEART, SECOND: “He ran a dynamite race. We were drawn inside and he wasn’t quick enough to out-foot ’em early, so I let him settle in behind the leaders around the turn and he ran really good for us.”




BOB BAFFERT, LORD NELSON, WINNER: “I didn’t say anything to Martin (Garcia). He knows these horses well. The horse has been working well and he’ll keep developing as he gets older. He was coming back so quick (from the FrontRunner on Sept. 27), but he sort of needed the race. He got a little tired that day. I didn’t run him towards the end there at Del Mar.

“He’d been working well and he’s got a lot of speed, but he’s ready to go further. We were thinking Breeders’ Cup with him but we’re just playing it by ear right now. We’re looking down the road at the Los Al Futurity (Dec. 20, 1 1/16 miles) and he (Peachtree owner John Fort) wants to go to the Kentucky Derby badly. The horse will go long. He’s fast. He really needed that race (FrontRunner). He’s a heavy horse. He’ll get better with age.”


NOTES: Winning owner John Fort, who races as Peachtree Stable, is from Camden, S.C.