MIKE SMITH, MIZDIRECTION, WINNER: “When I saw Kindle get away as well as she did and relax as well as she did, the game plan turned into me thinking that I needed to be closer to run her down. If (Kindle) would have come out of there really running, I might have set back a little bit, but she was cool, calm and collected. So I thought I had better be closer, because when she crosses that dirt, she’s going to kick. And she did.
She (Kindle) actually made me idle for a sixteenth of a mile there, where I wondered if I was going to get there.