Queen’s Plate Quotes

June 29, 2019

TORONTO, June 29, 2018 – One Bad Boy and jockey Flavien Prat won the 160th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. The three-year-old son od Twirling Candy is trained by Richard Baltas and owned by Sayjay Racing LLC, Greg Hall and Brooke Hubbard.

Top three order of finish: One Bad Boy-Avie’s Flatter-Tone Broke

Final time: 2:02.98

Flavien Prat (jockey of One Bad Boy)

“He (Avie’s Flatter) was next to me, so I knew he was the horse to beat. By the eighth-pole, I asked him to reengage and he drove away. So from that point, I thought I was going to win.”

How important was it to ride him the race before the Queen’s Plate?

“Just to get a feel of him (riding him in the Alcatraz Stakes). He had the blinkers on, today we took the blinkers off and it probably helped us.”

Greg Hall (co-owner of One Bad Boy)

“It was awesome, very awesome. We were a little worried about his ability to run the mile-and-a-quarter, but you saw that… he started pulling away, so we’re very excited about that.”

Brooke Hubbard (Bloodstock agent, Sayjay racing manager)

“It was hard to say anything up there or to even look, but the last (part), we were all so excited.”

Javier Castellano (jockey of Avie’s Flatter, 2nd)
 
“Second-best today. Not much to say. Kept tracking the winner right there all the way on the lead. He never stopped and he never came back to me. I was in perfect position in the race, the race was slow and I was right next to him (One Bad Boy) but I couldn’t get by. Second-best today.”
Josie Carroll (trainer of Avie’s Flatter, 2nd)
 
“I thought Avie’s Flatter ran a great race. He stalked the winner all the way and he couldn’t get by him. I think he ran a great race and was second-best today.”
Luis Contreras (jockey of Tone Broke, 3rd)
“Well, right now they are checking about the break. Because my horse kind of stumbled in the first jump and went and lug in a little – just in the first jump of the break. But the 10 horse didn’t break well at all…
“But after that it was just so perfect I was just sitting right behind the speed. I was very pleased how my horse relaxed. He was so sharp in the post parade and I was a little bit worried. I was just riding behind the speed and once I was in the race, I thought I had a really good chance to win. And it was not enough to win the race, but I’m very pleased how he ran first time on the Tapeta.”
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