RUBEN FUENTES, BIG RUNNUER, WINNER: “He focuses a little more (with blinkers). He is certainly more aggressive but yet he’s a horse you can control. He can be off the pace if the pace is fast. Today, nobody wanted to lead for some reason. I didn’t hear anybody send or anything, so I said, ‘if they give it to me, I’ll take it’. I just tried to get him to relax and he pretty much did the rest.”
VICTOR GARCIA, BIG RUNNUER, WINNER: “I thought there might be a question mark on how much speed the four-horse (Sparky Ville) was going to show today. He ran a huge race the other day (second by a nose in the Grade III Daytona Stakes May 23), but I told Ruben I think the one (Torosay) is going to go, so make sure you go with him. We put the blinkers on this horse last time and they’ve helped. He’s learning.”
NOTES: The winning owner is Juan Garcia.