ZUMA BEACH STAKES QUOTES-SUNDAY, OCT. 4, 2020

JOCKEY QUOTES

 

RICARDO GONZALEZ, EBEKO, WINNER: “This is a very nice colt. He’s a little short but man, he gives you his all. The first time (Sept. 7 Del Mar Juvenile Turf), we were in the 10-hole, so we just kind of made one run and he had just come from Europe. It’s different now that he’s been here. He puts himself in the race, made a good run and finished really strong.

“I had a pretty good feeling I got (the photo).”

 

TRAINER QUOTES

 

PETER MILLER, EBEKO, WINNER: “We’ve been on an incredible run. We’ve won with our last four, just everything is falling into place right now.  I thought Ricky rode an incredible race.  We knew this horse was doing well and Ricky saw that the pace was pretty slow, so he had him closer today.

“To be honest, there’s no doubt in my mind that he could’ve won much easier today if we didn’t have the new rules…I’m just being honest…We’re definitely going to look at the Breeders’ Cup (Juvenile Turf on Nov. 6 at Keeneland) with this horse.  He deserves it and we’re looking forward to going.”

 

NOTES: The winning owners are Altamira Racing Stable, CYBT, Marc Lantzman and Michael Nentwig.