Tonja Terranova, assistant to winning trainer John
Terranova of Wall Street Wonder (No. 4): “He’d been training super. He showed no ill-effects from running so
fast last time. Once he breezed last week and went tremendously, we knew that
we’d run him. He has a tendency
sometimes to wait on horses; I know in the last one he drew clear. Custom for Carlos is a very nice horse
and he’s been battle-tested. This
was a very big effort on our horse’s part and we’re really proud of him. The
Carter [Grade 1, seven furlongs, April 3] is the goal now.”
Channing Hill, winning jockey aboard Wall Street Wonder
(No. 4): "He's the kind of horse who
will keep his head in front. Today, he got a real class test with Custom for
Carlos, and he passed."
Eddie Kenneally, trainer of runner-up Custom for Carlos
(No. 1): "He ran his race. We're
happy with the way he performed. There are a few races coming up in the
Midwest we'll focus on, but we won't make any
Julien Leparoux, jockey aboard runner-up Custom for Carlos
(No. 1): "He broke well, and he
didn't go too fast the first quarter, which was good. My horse is a big
horse; maybe if we were on the outside we would have gained a little bit
there, but he was good. We came back on him a little bit at the
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Gary Contessa, winning trainer of Castaneda (No. 3): “It was not my thought to come into this race, but when we
heard it was going to be a light field, we decided to enter. This horse
has just found himself sprinting.
He’s a good horse and a New York-bred as well. He probably could use a little time off
after this race, but he might be Bay Shore
[April 3] material. We’ll see."
Jorge Chavez, winning jockey aboard Castaneda (No.
3): "I didn't expect to be in the
lead but he did it so easily. I said 'Well, I have to do what I have to
do.' It wasn't my plan but sometimes if plan A doesn't work out you have
to take plan B."