Churchill Press Release

Jose Ortiz (rider of Yoshida, winner)

Jose Ortiz (rider of Yoshida, winner) – “He won very impressively. I knew he would handle the soft ground. In the first turn, he kind of lost his footing a couple steps, but then got back into the race very nicely. I was right where I wanted to be: right next to Joel (Rosario on Beach Patrol). I knew that I had a good horse under me, so at the three-eighths-pole I went after him and tried to make it a two-horse race and that’s what it was. If they go to (Royal Ascot), I’m going.”

Joel Rosario (rider of Beach Patrol, runner-up) – “It was a good trip. At the three-eighths pole we all went. He (Jose Ortiz aboard Yoshida) had too much horse and went by me. My horse came back and fought but that horse ran a big race. My horse handled the turf. He was getting over it good. He was trying. I got beat like a half-length. He was giving me everything he got.”

Joe Bravo (rider of Synchrony, third-place finisher) – “I am very proud of him. He’s an amazing horse that just keeps going. He had battle through the really soft course conditions. He made up a lot of ground and had to go around some horses. I am huge fan of the horse. He’s amazing.”