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Beaten favorite English Channel in the paddock
Favorite English Channel in the paddock before the 2006 Arlington Million
© Cindy Pierson Dulay
Jockey John Velazquez aboard beaten favorite and fourth place finisher English
Channel said, "He didn't close anything. He didn't make any movement at all.
He was there the whole time but he didn't put in any effort at all - just
enough to be there but not enough to run." Trainer Todd Pletcher added, "It
was a ridiculously slow pace. Hats off to The Tin Man. He slowed it down
enough and stayed. End of story."