JOE TALAMO, AGGIE ENGINEER, WINNER: “Right when we broke I kind of looked over just to see what was happening. I saw those two horses go, so right away I got him outside. Man, he ran like a real nice horse today. We won an allowance race at Hollywood Park where he sat off, so there was never really a doubt, and he really did it nice today. I either wanted to be on an easy lead, or have somebody go. I really didn’t want a speed duel at all. The tactics today were great. Two horses went to the lead and he stayed right off. He’s such a professional horse in the way he relaxes and does things so easy. It was just a great race.”


PADDY GALLAGHER, AGGIE ENGINEER, WINNER: “It turned out that he didn’t have to be on the lead (to win) today. He ran good. That was a very good race for him today.”

Asked what race might be next, Gallagher said, “They’re all good.”

NOTES: The winning owners are Ward and Roberta Williford of Dallas.