first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESUMBERTO RISPOLI, HARIBOUX, WINNER: “I watched film of this horse before I rode him the last time (a second place finish in the Eddie Logan Stakes Dec. 29).  You could see that if you put him in the race early, he will pull quite a bit.  We decided he needs to be taken off the pace and it’s best for him. Today, I was one hundred percent sure there was enough speed in the race, so Jeff said, ‘Okay, take him back.’  We were able to save ground and coming around the last turn, a gap was open, so why go around?”   TRAINER QUOTESJEFF MULLINS, HARIBOUX, WINNER: “Umberto’s done a great job with him.  He’s a very studious guy and he’s a strong finisher. He’s been able to take him back, drop the reins and gets him to relax very well.  He showed a nice turn of foot today and he’s looking like he’s going to be a really nice horse.“(Hariboux) is just an honest hard trying little horse and he gives it to you every time.”MARK COHEN, RED BARON’S BARN, HARIBOUX, WINNER: “It looked like we were three to five around the far turn and luckily he got the job done.”NOTES: The winning owners are Red Baron’s Barn LLC or Rancho Temescal LLC.last_img read more

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