ALEX SOLIS, CHARLIE’S MOMENT, Winner: “I think people will start respecting this horse more after today’s race. Coming into this race I’d been working him and he’s been working incredible. I told Walter (Solis) last time he ran that I guarantee we’ll win a big race with him soon. He broke real sharp and got into good position. He was in a high cruising speed the whole race and put them away in the stretch.”
GARRETT GOMEZ, BET ON VICTOR, Second: “This horse is quick, but not real fast. He doesn’t have a big, huge turn of foot, he just kind of stays. He ran a real good race today. I thought when I came off the turn I had a chance to run him down, but the leader never came back.”
JOSE VALDIVIA, CANONIZE, Third: “We had a great trip. He was behind the winner and saved all the ground. Usually when we turn for home he switches leads and gives me a nice kick. Today it just wasn’t there.”
WALTHER SOLIS, CHARLIE’S MOMENT, Winner: “I got surprised when he took the lead. I was hoping the seven-horse (Backbackbackgone) would go to the lead. We wanted to take care of the speed. I guess he was eager to run today. He just took off and took the lead. Alex (Solis) has been working this horse the last couple times and got to know him better than the first time he rode him in the La Puente. Our plan is to go two turns.”
NOTE: Walther Solis said the Affirmed Stakes is a possibility for Charlie’s Moment.
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