VICTOR ESPINOZA, BOBBY ABU DHABI, WINNER: “He ran great. For some reason, he’s been a little sharper leaving the gate in his last two races. He came out running and Pete told me if he did, to ‘Just go on with him,’ which is what I did. His other horse, Calculator, showed a lot of speed, so I eased off of him just a little bit. This horse is really focused right now and he’s moving forward.”
PETER MILLER, BOBBY ABU DHABI, WINNER: “He’s a fast horse and he doesn’t need the lead, which is nice. I told Victor if you break on top and make the lead, fine, but if someone else gets it, he can sit second or third.
“Victor gave him just a super ride. He saved all the ground and cut the corner, kicked away and I think that was the difference. We’ll enjoy this before we figure out what’s next.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Rockinghham Ranch and David Bernsen, LLC.