TYLER BAZE, MR. HINX, WINNER: “The entire ride went really well. I wasn’t really expecting to be on the lead. I schooled (Mr. Hinx) in the dirt the last couple workouts because I didn’t really know where I was going to be in the race. Steve (Miyadi) just made me school him in the dirt. So, when he broke in the lead, I wasn’t going to grab ahold of him and cut his air off to take him back behind other horses. He was out there, comfortable.
“He’s a very nice horse with so much talent. I haven’t gotten to the bottom of him yet but I know that there’s a lot there and he’s learning. He’s developing and getting better every day.”
STEVEN MIYADI, MR. HINX, WINNER: “Three weeks ago, I thought he belonged with Battle of Midway and the other horses in the (Santa Anita) Derby. At about the quarter pole, I stood up and was about to snap my fingers, but as soon as he made the lead, they engulfed him, and I already knew we were coming here.
“He’s a nice horse. Gary (Barber) told me the day he was born that he was sending me a good horse. A lot of owners tell you that, but Gary Barber is a man of his word.”
LEANDRO MORA, ASSISTANT TO DOUG O’NEILL, B SQUARED, SECOND: “This race came up a little different than we thought it would. We thought our other horse (Green With Eddie, ridden by Mario Gutierrez) would break sharp and be on the lead, but it didn’t happen that way. B Squared is a full brother to Ralis (multiple stakes winner) and we’re very happy with him.”
NOTES: Winning Owner/breeder Gary Barber is from Los Angeles.