Interview With Assistant Trainer Jimmy Barnes Upon Arriving Back To Churchill Downs After Justify Wins Triple Crown At Belmont

(A Wonderful Photo of Justify and Assistant Trainer Jimmy Barnes getting off the van and back “home at Churchill Downs on Monday, June 11 — Photo Taken By The Amazing Holly M. Smith)

Holly Smith was at the track on Monday and caught the interview with Assistant Trainer Jimmy Barnes upon arriving back to Churchill Downs after Justify wins Triple Crown at Belmont. Justify is the second undefeated horse to win the Triple Crown after Seattle Slew in 1977. Justify will most likely stay at Churchill Downs until returning to Santa Anita.

I knew the Withers was probably not going to be as tough as the Gotham. We’re feeling really good about it now…One thing’s for sure, he’s not going to be short coming back that close off a mile race. If he doesn’t get it, maybe he doesn’t get it.”

Trainer Jason Servis, confirmed that Firenze Fire would indeed run in next Saturday’s $250,000 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct