JOCKEY QUOTES FLAVIEN PRAT, UNITED, WINNER: “I think I made a mistake last time (GII Hollywood Turf Cup Dec.1). I was trying to keep him covered up and it didn’t end up the way I wanted and I found myself too far back. Today we broke off and we were in the race (early). He just (kept running) to the wire.”TRAINER QUOTES RICHARD MANDELLA, UNITED, WINNER: “You could see there wasn’t a lot of pace in the race. He’s got a big lumbering stride and you don’t want to get in the way of it. We just let him cruise along and that worked out well. ALEX SOLIS II, OWNER, UNITED, WINNER: “It’s probably more how he wants to be ridden during the race. A mile and a quarter is not really his thing. He’s probably better at a mile and a half. He’s just one pace, he stays. It’s great, it’s perfect prep for Dubai and we’ll go from here.“I guess the track was fast he’s a nice horse. He doesn’t quicken, if you look at his fractions he can finish in twenty three and four, twenty three and three, that’s as fast as it’s going to get. So at mile and a half, that works but a mile and quarter they can quicken a little bit.”NOTES: The winning owner is LNJ Foxwoods.
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