SAFETY MARTIAL WINS!!!
Safety Martial finally put it all together from start to finish to win the off the turf MSW on July 1st at <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />
Trainer Lupe Preciado said, "I didn't tell Victor anything before the race. I know he looked at the race for the dirt when it came off, so the only thing I could do was mess him up. He's ridden the horse twice before, and he knew what the horse liked. I thought he did a real nice job of not letting the horse go too soon. He just sat there and stalked for as long as he could, and when he let the horse go I knew we had it won. He just rode him out. We got a little lucky when the race came off, but this horse can run a little bit. I think this race might help him. It was a pretty easy race, and the horse should feel pretty good about himself. We have a lot of options with him going forward. He pretty much can run equally well on either surface."
Victor Molina said, "I think this race should be a confidence builder for him. He let me take hold of him. I didn't have to fight with him, and I knew we had the pacesetter whenever I wanted him. My horse hasn't really finished up the first two times I rode him, so I wanted to wait as long as I could to ask him. I was able to make the lead pretty easily, and I just wanted to try and make it as easy for him as possible. I really think this horse can run on either surface. I just tried to get him home first while leaving as much in the tank as possible. I wanted him to be feeling good after the race."
Safety Martial earned $12,000 for his effort bringing his career total up to $36,280.