Notes & Quotes From the Quick Call Stakes: Listing

(Listing winning the Quick Call Stakes at Saratoga on Thursday / Photo by Adam Coglianese & Courtesy of NYRA)

From the NYRA Media Team:

Jockey Joel Rosario (Listing — 1st)

“He has speed and he broke sharp and it looked for a second that he wanted to be where he was,” said Rosario, who won aboard Big Q in Race 5 and Wegetsdamunnys in Race 7. “So, I just wanted to hold him together and try to move at the right time, and he did. I got in between horses and he kicked home, and that was good.

“The turf is soft but he was handling it fine. I rode him once on the dirt in California and he went to the grass after and won easy. It was on the grass again today, so that was a good performance.”

Jockey Jose Lezcano (Elektronic — 2nd)

“We broke well but the first quarter, he didn’t handle the soft turf too good,” said Elektronic jockey Jose Lezcano. “I struggled a little bit to put him back on the bridle, but finally when I did he gave me a good kick. He’s a nice horse.”

 

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

Tyler Gaffalione, Rode of War of Will to victory in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds

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