MIKE SMITH, CURLIN’S FOX, NINTH: “She’s been disappointing going around two turns, both times. In her defense, she’s bled a bit when she’s tried to go long. I hope she didn’t today but at the same time if she did and it’s not bad, then at least you have an excuse. She should be able to run a mile, she’s so handy at six and a half.”
JAMES CASSIDY, PRIZE EXHIBIT, WINNER: “I told the jock to sit close, about third or fourth, and he didn’t listen to me. I’m telling you the truth. After the race, I said to him, ‘What happened to third or fourth?’ He just looked at me and shrugged.
“At Penn National, she got back too far and there was no pace. She came running but she had so much to do, she just couldn’t get there.”
NOTES: Winning owner Deron Pearson who campaigns as DP Racing, is from Valencia.