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    Auburn Handicap-Quotes
    6/2/2013

     

    AUBURN HANDICAP

    3-YEAR-OLDS

    18th RUNNING, JUNE 2, 2013

    6-½ FURLONGS IN 1:15.28 :22.83 44.98 1:08.91

    JOCKEY JUAN GUTIERREZ, FINALLYGOTABENTLEY, WINNER: “The biggest difference today was that he finally got a clean trip. I didn’t want to go to the lead too early, but I was on the inside and I didn’t want to get cut off at the three-eighths pole. I was a little worried that he might get tired and the other horses might catch us, but he really tried hard today. This is a great horse and he has a lot of class.”

    JOCKEY JULIEN COUTON, DISRUPTION, SECOND: “The first part they weren’t going very fast and he started to run off a little bit after only one-sixteenth so I had to grab a hold of the bit. After that, he settled down really nicely. I thought I had a really good chance when we got ahead of Carving, but then I saw the inside horse start to take off again. He’s a very nice comfortable horse to ride. Hopefully he’ll be the best next time.”

    JOCKEY JAVIER MATIAS, CARVING, 3-TO-5 FAVORITE, THIRD: “Something wasn’t quite right with him. I thought he should win this race today. I thought I had a good chance in the stretch, but he just couldn’t do it.”

    NOTES: Finallygotabentley (9-2-6-1-$80,468)…Northwest Farms is No. 1 all-time with 30 stakes wins at Emerald Downs, including last week’s victory by Stopshoppingdebbie in the Seattle Handicap. Today’s win does not add to the total, however, as Finallygotabentley is owned in partnership with Debbie Paxton…Juan Gutierrez has 46 stakes wins at Emerald Downs, third place all-time…Tom Wenzel has two stakes wins this season and is No. 8 all-time with 23 EmD stakes wins…Music of My Soul, second choice on the morning line, was a gate scratch…Next for 3-year-old colts & geldings: $50,000 Coca-Cola Handicap, one mile, Sunday, June 23.

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