JOCKEY QUOTESMARTIN GARCIA, ACCLIMATE, WINNER: “I have to give thanks to Phil for allowing me to ride and to the beautiful horse and the owners as well. It was all in the easy instruction Phil gave me. He said, ‘Just break, take the lead and don’t look back, he has natural speed and he is going to handle (the distance) no problem,’ and that’s what I did. I didn’t expect that he would go that fast. He just did it so easily, then at the three-eighths when I asked him, he just responded and they never caught me.”FLAVIEN PRAT, OSCAR DOMINGUEZ, SECOND: “My horse ran good, but the winner never stopped.”TRAINER QUOTESPHIL D’AMATO, ACCLIMATE, WINNER, RED KING, THIRD, AND YA GOTTA WANNA, FOURTH: Mentioned that the fractions were fast: “Yeah, but when this horse gets comfortable, he keeps clipping those steady fractions. Even though he was going fast, he was kind of doing it the right way. He didn’t look like he was all out.“I knew when they were coming to him at the half-mile pole and Martin kind of turned him loose and he opened up again, we had a shot. Hat’s off to Martin. He rode a brilliant race. This is very special. Growing up, this was my favorite race. I used to find a way to get out of school, my mom would take me, and I would go sit there past the wire, so to win this is a pretty cool feeling.“I have to give credit to the owners who let me run all three of my horses here, because it wasn’t my idea to run them . . . I always knew he wanted to go longer, but never knew he wanted to go this far. We are very fortunate to watch these beautiful animals run and enjoy themselves. We take exceptional care of our horses and it shows.NOTES: The winning owners are The Ellwood Johnston Trust and Timmy Time Racing.
The away side were well organised and gritty throughout, with Fabian Schar’s acrobatic goalline clearance to deny Christian Eriksen in the second half epitomising their spirit.Rafael Benitez’s side had chances of their own, with Salomon Rondon heading against the post with the score at 0-0 but their resistance was broken when substitute Fernando Llorente laid the ball off for Son to score a ninth goal in his past 10 Spurs appearances.The win means Mauricio Pochettino’s side set a Premier League record as they reached 29 matches in a row without a draw, eclipsing Bolton’s mark of 28 set in 2011.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Son Heung-min struck with just seven minutes remainingLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 2 – Tottenham moved into second in the Premier League as Son Heung-min struck late to deny a gallant Newcastle a point at Wembley Stadium.The South Korean forward benefitted from a Martin Dubravka error with seven minutes left as his powerful 20-yard shot went under the Newcastle goalkeeper’s body.