TYLER BAZE, ITSINTHEPOST, WINNER: “I love this horse, I really do. Jeff and I talked about this race and it came up pretty much the way we thought. He laid pretty close today and he still had a really good kick. Wherever he goes, I go.”
VICTOR ESPINOZA, PRIME ATTRACTION, SECOND: “He switched to his wrong lead in the last 20 yards and I think that cost him the race. He relaxed really well today, but when he switched leads, he lost a little bit of his stride and I think that cost him the race.”
JEFF MULLINS, ITSINTHEPOST, WINNER: “He’s just a pleasure to train. He’s so professional. We were unlucky not to win last time (Grade II Del Mar Handicap on Aug. 19), but everything worked out great today. He’s as honest as they come.”
MARK COHEN, RED BARON’S BARN, WINNING OWNER: “This has been a very special horse for my family. Everybody at the barn loves him. He loves to train, he’s tough to pull up after his works and after his races. He’s basically had no breaks in training since he was a 2-year-old. He gives you everything he’s got. It seems like the only times he gets beat are when he gets a roadblock. We’re definitely going to talk about the Breeders’ Cup Turf (Grade I, 1 ½ miles, Nov. 4).
NOTES: Winning owners Jed & Roberta Cohen, who race as Red Baron’s Barn, LLC, reside in Los Angeles.