Quiet All American Wins 6 of Last 8 Races
West Point Thoroughbreds has been fortunate to own some hard-knocking horses over the years, and Quiet All American solidified himself as one on Feb. 26 when he won his sixth race since August.
Breaking from the inside, our big gray son of Forest Camp took command early and never looked back in the 6 ½-furlong starter allowance event at Parx. All jockey Roberto Alvarado had to do was hold on as Quiet Al held off a late challenge to pull away in the stretch and win by 2 ¾ lengths.
“This is such a hard-trying horse,” remarked trainer Lupe Preciado. “I think this distance is perfect for him. He just goes to the lead and relaxes so nicely.”
The 5-year-old gelding earned a career-best 90 Beyer Speed Figure and increased his bankroll to $233,000.
West Point Thoroughbreds founder and president Terry Finley was at the Pennsylvania oval for the win and said, “What a ride this has been with this horse. None of this would be possible if we didn’t take a risk and run him for 15k this summer at Saratoga. That race alone made him eligible for all these starter allowances. The beautiful thing is he can run in this same spot for the next two years! I was able to be in the winner’s circle with my brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews yesterday, which was great."
“Quiet Al” came out of his eighth career win in good shape. We’ll give him a few weeks to refresh his batteries before finding a future target.