FLAVIEN PRAT, ISOTHERM, WINNER: “I was hoping he would break well, and he did, so I kinda used that to my advantage. We didn’t go that fast so I was sitting just behind the pace and thought he’d have a good shot. It worked out well.
“Today, I knew I had some good shots. Everything worked out really well and I’m pretty lucky.”
AUSTIN TRITES, ASSISTANT TO TRAINER GEORGER WEAVER, ISOTHERM, WINNER: “Well at the end of the day, George Weaver entrusted me here with one horse. It’s just us and we’ve had a great time. The horse has done nothing but improve.
“I think it was just the time from his soft turf try at Belmont transitioning to his time here. He’s had more time to adjust. He’s had 24 days since the Mathis Brothers Mile to settle and to relax. He was ready to post those two big works, for sure.
“Most of his trips wind up with us wanting to pull our hair out so this was amazing. Flavien Prat has a nose for the pocket and managed to get a perfect trip today.”