MIKE SMITH, AMAZOMBIE, WINNER: “Some horses, certain riders get along with. I know this horse really well. He’s one of those horses, that it doesn’t matter if he’s on the turf or dirt. The rail was something new today. I probably could’ve stayed down there and followed Cost of Freedom, but I knew the closers would be coming and we made them fan out a little bit, which helped. Bill Spawr’s done a great job with this horse.”
JOE TALAMO, COST OF FREEDOM, THIRD: “He ran a good race, it’s just Russell (Baze) ran with me so hard.