MARIO GUTIERREZ, ABSOLUTELY ZERO, WINNER: “She’s not the fastest horse out of the gate so today, she broke really well. She broke with them, and I tried to maintain my position and find my way to keep her in there, she responded really well.

“She’s very gutsy. She definitely is a fighter and showed big improvement. She can only get better. The fact that she’s running with the boys, you know that’s what is impressive about her right now, she’s a really cool girl so I’m happy with her.”


         STEVE ROTHBLUM, ABSOLUTELY ZERO, WINNER: “Nyquist is top five in the country, no doubt, if not the top three. I know that we’ve had quite a few by him, and every one of them can run. There’s no bums in the group, which is amazing for a sire to consistently reproduce really nice horses and he’s doing that now. Not just with us, he’s doing it all over the country.

“I know we really regard Tahoma very highly. When they turned for home and he came at her, I thought that was a really good test and she responded so well. I mean she dug in, not an ounce of quit in her and just kept on going on about her business and galloped away. I think that is a testament to her quality.”


            NOTES: The winning owner/breeder is Reddam Racing, LLC.