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Any Given Saturday in the winner's circle
Any Given Saturday in the winner's circle after the 2007 Haskell
© Cindy Pierson Dulay
Winning trainer Todd Pletcher said, "Using Curlin and
Hard Spun as how you judge the
3-year-olds, he beat them convincingly today. Obviously, he's as good as
any 3-year-old in this crop. He's a very hard horse and never had any problems. He has very
good feet, but he stepped on something (in the Kentucky Derby) and a few days later was lame.
The race unfolded the way we thought it would. I don't give
jockeys instructions, and all I told Garrett was there were three main
speeds and I wanted him to secure an inside position going around the
first turn. I don't handcuff a rider like Garrett with too many
instructions. I was hoping he would get the jump on Hard Spun around the turn.
He didn't, but he was good enough to push his way through there." Pletcher said that Any Given Saturday will be pointed at the Breeders' Cup Classic.