MARTIN GARCIA, KINSALE KING, WINNER: “It looked like there was a lot of speed in this race and Carl (trainer, O’Callaghan) said to just let him break out of the gate, get him comfortable and make one run. He never gave up, he just kept going.”


CARL O’CALLAGHAN, KINSALE KING, WINNER: “He’s so good to me, this horse, I don’t believe it. I told Martin (Garcia) to take his time, be patient. We’ll go straight to Dubai (Golden Shaheen on March 27). I promised (owner) Dr. Sheehy in June that we’d head to Dubai. He’s never been there; I’ve been there with (Todd) Pletcher a couple of times. That’s been my goal since I’ve got the horse . . . This the step that I took. I didn’t sleep for two days and two nights (before this race). Dr. Sheehy is a super guy and he’s got a ton of confidence in me, but the horse is the most important thing. I get on him every day and he just puts out. It’s hard to explain.

CARLA GAINES, DANCING IN SILKS, 9-10 FAVORITE, THIRD: “He got him off the rail appropriately. I just think he was spotting a lot of weight, the track’s a little tiring, and he missed one work on the comeback, so he ran very respectfully. It looks like he just got a little tired.”

NOTES: The winning owner is Patrick Sheehy of Costa Mesa, who races as Super Horse, Inc.