admitted he didn't know how good Afleet Eagle, who went postward at 6-1 and beat Mark S the Cooler by 21/2 lengths, was when he put him in with $40,000 and $50,000 maiden claimers at SantaAnita.
said he watched tapes of Student Council and liked what he saw.
It turned out that Cerin
knew best, although he'd had the horse in his barn for only five days.
He's so flashy, he's so athletic, and he's good-looking,'' Cerin
said Friday, describing Super Frolic's Ronaldo-like qualities.
I just think he's so professional and tries so hard that he can't fail,'' trainer Vladimir Cerin
The Grade 2 Oak Tree Derby at Santa Anita, run over nine furlongs on turf - as is the Queen Elizabeth - also has a field of eight, headed by Wisp o'Will, winner of four of his five starts since Vladimir Cerin
took over his training.
I thought account wagering would be the salvation,'' said trainer Vladimir Cerin
, referring to phone and Internet betting, which followed cross-town, intrastate and interstate betting as would-be shots in racing's economic arm.
It was a third successive win in a Graded race for Wisp O Will, who was ridden by Garrett Gomez for trainer Vladimir Cerin
Trainer Vladimir Cerin
called Designed for Luck his ``most satisfying'' project, the 6-year-old gelding having begun his win streak after he missed 17 months of competition with a hock fracture suffered during a van ride from Santa Anita to Hollywood Park.
They seem to be all the rage at Santa Anita, where Adam Kitchingham has just joined Jeff Mullins, Vladimir Cerin
and Julio Canani, all in the top 14 trainers at the current meeting, and all accused this month of using `milkshakes'.
He's not riding everybody else,'' said trainer Vladimir Cerin
, referring to the way some jockeys would ride in such a way as to compromise the chances of their main rivals.
I thought account wagering would be the salvation," trainer Vladimir Cerin
recently told the Los Angeles Daily News.