FLAVIEN PRAT, RANSOM THE MOON, WINNER: “Last time he was really high before the race; with the pony, going to the gate and he didn’t stand well in the gate either. He ran well that day, he won, but he’s definitely improved a lot from that last race.
“He was much better today. He was more focused, he broke well and then he settled really nicely down the backside and around the turn. Once I asked, he made a nice move.”
PHIL D’AMATO, RANSOM THE MOON, WINNER: “Every time I put him on the dirt, he trained like a good horse. More often than not with turf horses, they’ll train well on the dirt, but in the afternoon, they get lost out there. This horse is just getting better and better. Today, he sat behind those horses and kicked away. He won the right way, like a good horse should.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Mark Martinez, who races as Agave Racing Stable of San Antonio, TX and Jeffry Wilke.