GARRETT GOMEZ, LOUP BRETON, WINNER: “He’s getting better adapted to our American style of racing with each start. He was very handy with me today and he did his job. Around the (far) turn, there was nowhere to go. I was just in a little pocket and it seemed like nothing would develop. On the turf, somebody’s going to stop and somebody’s going to kick on and you wait for that moment when they separate themselves and take advantage of it. He was loaded for bear, but I just had to wait.”


JULIO CANANI, LOUP BRETON, WINNER: Asked if he was concerned when Garrett Gomez was looking for room in mid-stretch: “I told him next time I was bringing in Sandy Hawley. It looked like I was in Deadwood. If the horse had been on the outside the other day (San Gabriel Handicap), he would have won. I preferred to be three-wide, and I would have had no problem. I don’t know (what race might be next). I play by ear everything. This is a very nice horse. I really thank Mr. Wildenstein for giving me the chance to train him.”

NOTES: The winning owner is Guy Wildenstein of New York City.