MARIO GUTIERREZ, FORE LEFT, WINNER: “He showed us what he can do today. We know he’s a good horse, but it’s great to have him prove it again today. He showed a lot of heart and hopefully he can keep running like this.”
DOUG O’NEILL, FORE LEFT, WINNER: “He got back to what he does best today and it was great to see. I’m really happy with both of my horses, they ran big. We tried two turns with (Fore Left) last time and this is much more what he’s comfortable with…Really happy.”
PAUL REDDAM, FORE LEFT, WINNER: “I think the fact that Mario drifted off the rail enough to put the other horse (Strongconstitution) up in the inside was smart. Being a young horse it’s a little harder to pass that way, I thought we had him.
“He fit into the conditions, this has been a funny horse because early on it looked like he would be a nice horse then he had a couple horrible efforts, I think we have figured him out which is just go.
“Fore Left is named after a good friend of ours who lives in the Bahamas. It’s after the way he hits the golf ball, meaning it’s going way left.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Reddam Racing, LLC.