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Todd Pletcher Quotes

When you get to October, it's generally the right time of year to try 3-year-olds against older horses. That part of it we're not overly concerned about. The kind of races he ran in the Jim Dandy and Travers — we don't necessarily really need to improve.
Todd Pletcher
#Horses

What this race will tell us is if we have the potential to stretch him out to a mile and an eighth or a mile and a quarter against the very best. I would be surprised if he didn't run well at a mile and a sixteenth. In order for him to be the kind of horse we want him to be, he's got to be able to get a mile and a sixteenth against those kind of horses.
Todd Pletcher
#Potential

He's a patient rider and we would like to see the horse settle in mid pack. I don't think he's a very difficult horse to ride.
Todd Pletcher
#Horse

I'm not going to jump to any conclusions just yet. We'll see how he comes out of it.
Todd Pletcher
#Conclusions

Bluegrass Cat is a tremendous mover, very athletic. Both horses are pretty easy to train, pretty straightforward and obviously very talented horses. With Keyed Entry, we've tried to work to get him to relax a little bit and we're hoping that he can carry his speed a little way.
Todd Pletcher
#Horses

My only real concern coming into the race is that he did not run well over this course last year. But that was only the second start of his career, and he was still a little green back then. I guess we can put that worry to bed now.
Todd Pletcher
#Worry

The surface has a bit of a quirky reputation, so it's important that he already has started there. It can be tiring for some horses the first time over it, but he handled it. It has the reputation of being very safe and if it rains, since it's sand-based, it can handle the moisture.
Todd Pletcher
#Horses #Reputation

The key for horses like him in their first start at two turns is to relax just a little to make their speed dangerous. You can't get too caught up in who else is running in a given race. They all will get tougher as you go along.
Todd Pletcher
#Horses

He stacks up well against a field of nice horses. I think there's enough speed that he'll be laying in a stalking position. And he's got an inside post (No. 2). We're happy with the position we're in.
Todd Pletcher
#Horses