Jockey Rafael Bejarano said, "It really wasn't planned to be that far off the early pace, but we just didn't get the best of breaks. Once this colt got going, he ran his race. He ran really good. Things got pretty close down the lane when the other horse was coming in a little bit, but my horse didn't overly react.
Trainer Michael Trombetta added, "I'm very pleased. I knew (Southwestern Heat) would be used. He has a lot of speed. I'm tickled to death to be able to run him down. Today my horse showed versatility he'd never shown before. I'm not sure if he's a two-turn horse yet, but this was something encouraging."
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