EDDIE D STAKES (GII) $200,000 STAKES QUOTES
JUAN HERNANDEZ, BIG RUNNUER, WINNER: “I had never ridden him, so I asked Ruben (Fuentes) what he knew about him. He told me he was a very nice horse with natural speed. It looked like we had some speed inside of us, so I thought we’d stay where we were at and stay comfortable. But he broke sharp and when we cleared them and got to the rail, it was over. At the top of the stretch, I asked him to change leads and it was no problem. He’s a nice horse.”
VICTOR GARCIA, BIG RUNNUER, WINNER: “He broke sharp (today), other times he was a jump or jump and a half slow, but this time he broke sharp and he took the lead so easily. I saw the first fraction at 21 (seconds) almost 22 and I said, ‘well, he’s not going too fast.’ With the blinkers on, he is more focused on the race.”
NOTES: The winning owner is Juan Garcia.