VICTOR ESPINOZA, CISTRON, WINNER: “It’s all about timing and confidence. I know this is a good horse and he broke sharp, but when that mare outside of me went so fast, I thought I didn’t want to empty the tank too early. I gambled a little bit and it worked out great.”
JUAN LEYVA, ASSISTANT TO JOHN SADLER, CISTRON, WINNER: “He’s been away since last summer and we needed a spot to run him in. He’s run well on the grass before and with this race being 5 ½ (furlongs) instead of five, we thought it would be okay. It’s great to have him back and get him going again.”
NOTES: The winning owner is Hronis Racing, LLC.