KENT DESORMEAUX, ST. JOE BAY, WINNER: “Well, there are certainly always anxious moments when you’re coming into the stretch like that but fortunately for me, St. Joe Bay did all the work.
“He had about 70 yards where he had a nice breather. For me it’s just great to be on the Peter Miller team. He’s firing bullets right now.”
PETER MILLER, ST. JOE BAY, WINNER: “There was a lot more pressure (on him) than I thought. When I saw that four horse (Ocho Ocho Ocho) hounding me in 21 and two, I was like, geeeez. But this horse is just so good right now and he’s got gears. When the gray horse (Moe Candy) came to him I got a little concerned, but he had another gear.
“I think we’re going to look at maybe the Golden Shaheen ($2 million in Dubai on March 25). I think he deserves it.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Altamira Racing Stable and David Bernsen.