RAFAEL BEJARANO, GUNS LOADED, WINNER: “He ran good. I knew that Mr. Sexy was the only speed in the race so I just tried to make sure Guns Loaded broke well. I put him in the right position right away and after that I was done. I sat right off the speed and when I was ready, I let him go. It was easy for him.”
FLAVIEN PRAT, CAPE WOLFE, SECOND: “It was a good trip. The pace was pretty fast and I’m not sure he liked it but he ran pretty great. He tries hard.”
MARK VERGE, PART OWNER, GUNS LOADED, WINNER: “It was all Doug (O’Neill). He’s the one who made the claim (for $32,000 last Dec. 6). It was Doug and Steve Rothblum. We had the horse before and Doug called and said we’ve got to claim the horse back, but I don’t believe how well he’s done. It never works out that way.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Mark Verge (Westside Rentals) of Pacific Palisades; Neil Haymes of Alta Loma; and Leo Rodriguez of Menifee, CA.