He's about as good as it gets for 2-year-olds.
It was the first time Jerry was on him since the Hopeful, and he was pretty happy the way he worked. We gave him the chance to lug in and he never even thought about it. Hopefully, he won't do that in the afternoons.
The Champagne was his best race, he had a nice workout Saturday, we hope he has a good week here and goes out there and runs well.
It's time to tee it up and do it.
He didn't turn a hair, and there was a lot of action going on in there at the time, especially around the walking ring. He's never usually much of a problem in the paddock, but it never hurts to school just a bit.
I had him gelded after his last start and it's taken him a while to get over that. He's doing well and has some talent, but he has to get himself back into the game. I've got nothing picked out for him just yet.
If the next breeze is good, he comes out of it okay, and he has a couple of good weeks, we'll probably go to the Fountain of Youth.
As far as I know now I'm okay in that spot with Edgar.
My horse did everything right other than he didn't win. He ran a dynamite race off the bench, which isn't a given. His stride was good at the end. He stayed on and kept fighting, which was a good sign.
I thought my horse ran a very good race. He showed a lot of courage. I've been on both sides of that fence when the inquiry comes. It's a tough loss, but it was our day.
You know, we're in it to win. But I thought (First Samurai) did everything right, about as good as he could do, other than win. I was very happy with the race.
The proof is always in the pudding. He's got a great mind, an unusually good mind for a young horse. He'll relax. He's not a run-off. If he improves from a 2-year-old to a 3-year-old, he's got a chance. There's a little gray area there, whether he can run that far, mentally and physically.
I've been on both sides of that fence before and I feel sorry for the connections of the other horse. But I thought they [stewards] made the right decision.
This game is 'what have you done for me lately?' in all phases of it. I would say yeah, he probably is a little under the radar. I thought both of his races this year were tremendous races but he hasn't run in six weeks.