JOE TALAMO, CALIFORNIA FLAG, WINNER: “At the break I just let him get out to the lead. He relaxed fine and did what he is known for. It was almost like déjà vu.”
JOSE VALDIVIA, SAYIF, SECOND: “He ran huge. Patrick told me had been training good and he ran like it, I thought for a second the layoff would hit the other horse, but he [California Flag] won in the Breeders’ Cup [Sprint] a couple years ago, my horse ran big.”
RAFAEL BEJARANO, COMPARI, THIRD: “My horse ran well. No excuse. The horse on the lead never stopped.