JOEL ROSARIO, IRISH ART, WINNER: “He ran a very good race today down the hill. I don’t know how good the competition was, but he ran a really good race. The first race where he broke his maiden he went right to the lead but there was not a lot of speed that day. Today he stuck close to the pace, so I think he can do whatever he wants to do.”


CARLA GAINES, IRISH ART, WINNER: “We were worried about the one hole, but as it turned out, it wasn’t an issue. Look at him. It looks like he didn’t even run. He took to the course like a duck to water.”
Asked what might be next: “Well, we have him nominated to the Hollywood Derby (at 1 ¼ miles on turf Nov. 27), so . . . “

NOTES: The winning owner is Warren B. Williamson from Pasadena.