Trainer Michelle Nevin (Teaks North):“I’m overwhelmed. It’s been a tough week, but I’m very happy for this horse. It’s been a long road back (layoff). When they get older they usually need a race to shake the cobwebs off and he did (10th in El Prado on Dec. 22).”

Jockey John Velazquez (Teaks North): "We wanted to be close to the lead and everyone began slowing down in front, it was perfect. I couldn't ask for a better trip, they let me go slow and I took it."

Jockey Javier Castellano (Doubles Partner): "We had bad luck out of the gate. Usually he breaks great, although today he hesitated after we broke and wasn't as sharp. Unfortunately the pace was slow, we ended up too far back and it was too hard to catch up. Teaks North and John Velazquez went to the lead wire to wire and we lost the race out of the gate."