JOEL ROSARIO, FATALE BERE, WINNER: “Leonard just told me to just let the horse relax. Those were my only instructions. I just found a good spot, had him relax and let the horse do the rest. He started to pick it up on the turn and had a great burst of speed to overtake the other two. It’s nice to be back home. This is where I started and I’m just thankful for the opportunity to return with a chance to win.”
KENT DESORMEAUX, MS BAD BAHEVIOR, SECOND: “She ran through the wind – I don’t know how this horse beat me. True congratulations to the winner, because I was flying. I’d like to know what the Trakus numbers were the last quarter. I guarantee you I was doing 23 – she had to run 22 and change. That’s hard to beat. Congratulations to the winner, because I was rolling.”
DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, PAVED, THIRD AS BEATEN FAVORITE: “I wish we could’ve been covered up, but on paper, it looked like we’d be a little closer. She was in relaxed-chase mode and she ran okay, but she’s better off when she can get back off the pace.”
LEONARD POWELL, FATALE BERE, WINNER: “The key was the first part of the race. Joel did a great job by getting her to relax and when she’s like that she’s got a huge turn of foot.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Benowitz Family Trust and Head of Plains Partners, LLC.