MARTIN GARCIA, DECLASSIFY, WINNER: “I thought I was beat at the top of the stretch. My horse was trying everything, every step of the way. He never gave up. (Cyclometer) moved into me a little bit in the stretch and my horse was intimidated. He responded again though. He’s such a good horse.”
JOE TALAMO, SAHARA SKY: “I had an absolutely perfect trip. I wish I had an excuse but he just didn’t fire today. Before the half-mile pole I knew I was in trouble because that’s when I was starting to get after him and he just never did respond.”
KAREN HEADLEY, ASSISTANT TO TRAINER BRUCE HEADLEY, CYCLOMETER, SECOND: “We should have won that. They both ran great races and he’s such a good horse. He ran a winning race and so did the winner. He ran a winning race. It was great.”
NOTES: Winning owner Kaleem Shah is from San Diego.