GARRETT GOMEZ, KETTLE CORN, Winner: “I tried to put him a little closer today because there wasn’t a whole lot of speed. The horses in front were able to back it up a little bit and I was just trying to get him adapted to the situation. I lost him a little at the three-eighths when they quickened. I just had to wait on him and give him a little confidence. When I pointed him to the rail he was very game. In fact, he liked being down there. He just pinned his ears and went on with it.”
JOEL ROSARIO, TRES BORRACHOS, Second: “I thought I was in a good spot and he was traveling really nice. Turning for home I thought I had a lot of horse left. It took a great by the winner to beat us. I have to give a lot of credit to my horse. He ran a big race in the Breeders’ Cup and he gave me everything he had today. It was a tough decision (to take off Kettle Corn), but I still think I made the right choice. He just got beat, but that’s racing.”
JOHN SADLER, KETTLE CORN, Winner: “We got him for synthetic at Del Mar. He had very ordinary form on dirt and the minute he went to Arlington, he ran really well. We thought the pace might be a little bit slow today, but he was strong on numbers and might have even had the best figure. We really got him for Dubai, because that’s synthetic over there. They have a mile race for him over there (Godolphin Mile). We might run him once more and then go to Dubai (next March).’’
MARTY JONES, TRES BORRACHOS, Second: “I left it up to Joel and I thought he rode a good race. He didn’t have to work really hard up there, the winner just ran a good race. You have to give credit to the winner. We’ll see how he comes out of the race and go from there.”
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