GARY STEVENS, KING OF SPEED, WINNER: “He’s a big 2-year-old, no question. He’s grown into a man from a boy in his last two races. When I first started getting on him, I thought he could be my Futurity horse and I still think he’ll run well on dirt as well. Now that he’s gone two turns a few times and he’s gotten the taste of settling and passing horses, he’s really moved forward. In his last two races, he’s improved so much. I worked him after his last race and I told Jeff, ‘He’s five lengths better than he was when he won that stake (one mile Del Mar Juvenile Turf on Sept. 2).'”
JEFF BONDE, TRAINER, KING OF SPEED: “He’s getting better every time he goes out there. Today, Gary sat, waited and this colt did everything right. It couldn’t have worked out any better.”
NOTES: The winning owner is David Del Secco of Hayward, CA.