Quiet All American Wins!
Shhhhh. Be quiet. Don't tell anyone. There is a new three-year-old winner making noise in Florida, and his name is Quiet All American. After teasing us last summer, Quiet All American turned promise into potential scoring a nearly gate-to-wire score in a maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, January 9th. He led through a modest first quarter in 24.4 before surrendering the lead midway down the backstretch. He regained command on the turn and resolutely fought on through the lane to stubbornly win by a neck.
Trainer Dale Romans said, "I was nervous. He was training well, but I never knew if he would show it in the afternoon. He finally showed that he wants to be a racehorse. I was very happy. He looked like he could have stopped, but he kept going. The added distance was not a problem. He looks like he should even go further. He clearly liked the slop."
Jockey Jesus Castanon said, "My horse doesn't have a huge burst, but he just keeps going. He'll keep his pace as long as you want. When he made the lead he would not let that horse inside get past. He felt like he would go further."
Our three-year-old son of Forest Camp earned $21,000 for his maiden breaking victory. We will look to run him back later in the Gulfstream meet, and try for two in a row.