JOE TALAMO, SUGGESTIVE BOY, WINNER: “He’s a very nice horse, and we really had a perfect trip. Everything set up great for us. They were flying up there. I was a little worried before the race, being in the 13 hole. Not too many horses win from out there, but he’s such a classy horse to get over and save some ground. Mr. McAnally has done a great job with him. He hasn’t run since the Breeders’ Cup, and he’s brought him along just great. He was ready to go for this race.”


RON McANALLY, SUGGESTIVE BOY, WINNER: “The post position today, I was a little worried about. But he managed to get him over before the turn. That was all I was concerned about. Once he got him over, I was comfortable. He’s a good horse.”


(interviewed by phone after the race)

“He seems to be OK here in the test barn. He took a funny step there at the three-eighths pole. You could see he was in position and lost two lengths very quickly. Maybe he found a soft spot, maybe it was from the rain, I’m not sure.

“After that, Rafael (Bejarano) wasn’t sure how hard to ride him or of he was OK and just took it easy. He ended up with a lot to do once they turned for home and I have to be happy with how he finished with what happened.”

NOTES: The winning owner is Jose Cerillo of Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico, who races as Pozo de Luna, Inc.