TYLER BAZE, BREAKPOINT, WINNER: “I worked him a couple of times and I told Neil, the further we can run him the better. He asked, ‘The San Juan Capistrano?’ and I said, ‘Yeah, great!’. He will go two miles, he’ll go all day long. He’s just a big plodder and we learned a lot from him today.
“You just really don’t want to take hold of him, he just wants to be free running and he ran great. Once we hit the half mile pole, I knew he was just going to keep plodding home and he’s not going to kick home, so, about the half mile pole, I asked him to pick it up and around the turn he picked it up a little bit, but he just kept plodding along. He galloped out way in front of everybody and galloped out strong, so, the further we can run the better.”
NEIL DRYSDALE, BREAKPOINT, WINNER: “I’m delighted for the horse. He had a masterful ride and it’s just good to see the horse get his form back from South America, because he had a very good form in South America. I’m just delighted for the horse and the owners to see the horse come back to life again.
“What is in store is, we will give him some carrots tonight and a good dinner, and we will see where we go.”
NOTES: The winning owner/breeder is Don Alberto Stable.