JUAN HERNANDEZ, BIDDY DUKE, WINNER: “She’s really fast and she’s one of the smallest horses I’ve ever ridden. I knew we were going fast, but she was comfortable, so I let her go. When she saw that other filly come to us, she really fought back. She’s small but she’s got a big heart.”
ASSISTANT TRAINER TO DOUG O’NEILL, LEANDRO MORA, BIDDY DUKE, WINNER: “This filly has been so honest ever since we got her. The idea was just to not go to the lead, just go close to the lead so we can have a path for the other ones. Juan (Hernandez) said she never quit, when he asked her, she just came back and that’s all you see.
“We just pray and do the best (we) can.”
NOTES: The winning owner is Joe Besecker.