Quotes from the $200,000 Woodford (G2) Presented by Keeneland Select

Posted at 5:16 PM, Oct 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-06 17:16:27-04

Tim Glyshaw (winning trainer of Bucchero)

“He’s just an iron horse. He’s very special to us. To have an Indiana-bred come in here for the second year in a row and win on the national stage, that’s something we are very proud of. He just became the all-time money-earning (leader) in Indiana history – something that’s important to me as well. I just can’t thank (owner) Ironhorse (Racing Stable) for allowing me the opportunity to train him.”

On whether Bucchero will go on to the Breeders’ Cup

“We’ll definitely be there.”

Fernando De La Cruz (winning rider)

“Things worked out good. I just put him behind the speed, let him get comfortable in the stretch and just pick it up last sixteenth to get to the wire. I was thinking (more horses would show early speed), but he was in a great position and it worked out good for me.”

Shawn Bridgmohan (rider of runner-up Will Call)

“He ran hard. He tried for me the whole way. Unfortunately the wire came up a little quick – just one more jump I would have had him. Absolutely (I’m happy with how he did today). He’s a very classy little horse. It took him a little while to switch leads out there, but once he did he finished up really well.”

Corey Lanerie (rider of third-place finisher Extravagant Kid)

“I had a really good trip. He broke really sharp and put me in a good spot, sitting in third on the outside. When we turned for home I thought I was gonna get ‘em, but he just wasn’t good enough today.”

Brian J. Hernandez Jr. (rider of fourth-place finisher Angaston)

“We had a great trip. Our horse is just a 3-year-old running against older horses, so he ran a respectable fourth. We’re going to be looking forward to him coming back next year as a 4-year-old as a bigger, stronger horse.”