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Mr. Fantasy and I Want Revenge lead first time by
Mr. Fantasy and I Want Revenge lead first time by the 2009 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct
© Terence Dulay
Winning jockey Joe Talamo said, "I have to give all the credit to Jeff. He's kept him fresh this whole campaign. I had so much horse the whole way around. Me and Alan (Garcia aboard Mr. Fantasy) were going pretty slow, but at the 1/4 pole, my horse just took off. There is no comparison between real dirt and synthetic – he really took to it. I had so much horse, I was smiling once he inherited the lead. Just an unbelievable animal. When we went past the 3/16 pole, I was smiling. We'll be back in four weeks."