Mr. Prospector (G3) Quotes
Dec 22, 2018
Trainer Todd Pletcher (Coal Front):
“We were happy we drew the [outside] post that we did. Last time at Aqueduct he drew the one hole going a demanding distance in his first start off a layoff. He got in a speed duel that day and the track was very deep and tiring. It’s hard to win in those scenarios off that long of a layoff. We’ve targeted this race since then and he’s trained as well we’d hoped he would have – actually, as well or better than ever – and got the trip we were wanting today.
“To be honest, I’d be really disappointed had he not performed well today based on the way he’s been training.
“The things he’s been showing us training and the way he ran today and galloped out, I think he’s wanting to stretch out. We’ve got to see if that’s a mile or two turns. We’ve got all kinds of options.”
Jockey John Velazquez (Coal Front): “I ended up being perfect out there with so much speed in the race. I let him do his own thing out there, relax well outside horses and when I asked him he was there for me. Very nice.”
:22.48, :45.31, 1:10.47, 1:23.16
3 ¾, 1 ½, 1 ¼