RAMON VAZQUEZ, HONG KONG HARRY, WINNER: “Thank you to the trainer and the owners for the opportunity. I just wanted to put my horse in the best spot I could. I had a beautiful trip and when I asked him the last quarter, I had a lot of horse and he responded well.
“I just waited for the moment the hole opened, I just tucked in my horse, and he responded.”
PHIL D’ AMATO, HONG KONG HARRY, WINNER: “I really loved where we were sitting the whole time. I left it up to Ramon, I told him the horse is very versatile. He looked loaded the whole way, I was just hoping we would find a spot to get thorough, and Ramon did a great job, split them at the top of the lane, and really sprinted home nice.
“He’s a horse that had always trained with a lot of ability. I just think gradually just bringing him along in his conditions, just building up his confidence was the key, he’s got a huge heart this horse and hopefully we can keep going up the ladder.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Scott Anastasi, Jimmy Ukegawa and Tony Valazza.