COREY NAKATANI, SHARED BELIEF, Winner: “That was an impressive 2-year-old right there. Being by Candy Ride, he’s got the breeding to be any kind. He was very focused. When I worked him, he did everything so easily, but I didn’t ride him the first time and I didn’t know he’d be so relaxed. When they do the things this horse did today, it’s pretty exciting.”
RAFAEL BEJARANO, KOBE’S BACK, Second: “He broke OK, but he’s just not that quick. I was in a good position right behind the winner at the three-eighths. My horse ran his race, but I was never going to beat the winner. My horse was still running to the end, but the winner was much the best.”
JOE TALAMO, BROTHER SOLDIER, Third: “He did the best he could, but the winner was too much.”
JERRY HOLLENDORFER, SHARED BELIEF, Winner: “I didn’t think he’d be close to the lead like that. (Papa Turf) was the only speed in the race, but (Nakatani) got away well and decided to lap off him. It was a good decision on his part. I think he ran his last eighth in 11 (seconds) and change. We’ll just enjoy this race and then pick something out.”
JOHN SADLER, KOBE’S BACK, Second: “We worked him out of the gate for this race and he broke OK. He just doesn’t have that much early speed. It wasn’t going to matter today. The winner was the winner. My horse ran a good race, but I’ll be licking my wounds for a couple of days. We’re still looking at the (Grade I, $750-guaranteed CashCall) Futurity (Dec. 14) with him.”
Copyright © 2009-2014, Hollywood Park. All rights reserved.