Mike Smith

It was a bad ride.  It was my fault. I slipped leaving the gate. We should have been on the lead. Then they were going too slow and we couldn’t get there in the end.

No, I didn’t want the horse on the lead. I’m disappointed with the trip. The post didn’t help. We were inside [Justify] the whole way. Unfortunately, our horse took the worst of it being on the fence and getting pressed the whole way. He’s just not a horse that runs on the lead, so I’m pretty disappointed. He didn’t give up. I know this horse very well and he’s not a horse to be on the lead. No way. You guys asked me all week what I wanted to do – sit off the pace and follow [Justify] around the track. And he’s following us around.”

Chad Brown, Trainer, Good Magic, 4th