VICTOR ESPINOZA, MIDCOURT, WINNER: “He’s getting so good right now, he’s taking everything on his own and he does things so easily. Horses, when they get into that rhythm, it’s kind of hard to get beat. John Shirreffs has done an amazing job with this horse. He is not very easy to deal with in morning, but John is an expert with those kinds of horses.”
JOHN SHIRREFFS, MIDCOURT, WINNER: “In the afternoon, he shows up. We think the further he goes, the better he’ll get. When this horse applies himself, he’s a really good horse. We’ll probably run next in the Native Diver at Del Mar (Grade III, 1 1/18 miles on Nov. 23).”
NOTES: The winning owner is C R K Stable LLC.