FLAVIEN PRAT, BIG SCORE, WINNER: “Since he won the first time out, I’ve thought he was a good horse. Last time, I guess I was a little too far behind the rest of the field and had to wait a little bit to get through. The winner that day (Bowies Hero) is a good horse. My horse was running at the end, but I just couldn’t catch him.
“Today I took my time and put him right there, even though the pace was pretty fast. I wanted him right there and he always shows a good turn of foot.
“The Breeders’ Cup is what we’re looking for.”
TIM YAKTEEN, BIG SCORE, WINNER: “I think he can handle more distance. I definitely don’t think distance will be any concern. I think he showed that he’s not one dimensional today. He doesn’t have to come from completely out of it.
“The pace was substantially faster today, the first part of the race, and Flavien kept him a little closer but it didn’t seem to compromise his kick. He still had a pretty good kick.
“I would love to participate in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.”
GEORGE KRIKORIAN, OWNER/BREEDER, BIG SCORE: “The way he’s been running, we thought he’d run well today. We’ll definitely point him now to the million dollar race (Grade I, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita Nov. 4). These horses by Mr. Big are showing a lot of promise. I moved him to E.A. Ranches in Ramona for this year and he was bred to 39 mares. If he keeps going the way he is, he could be the best son of Dynaformer (deceased) at stud.”
NOTES: The winning owner is George Krikorian of Torrance, CA.