At the break, Gold Medal Dancer broke very sharp while Untapable acted up the gate and broke a half step slow. That allowed Quinonez to take command of the race and make the lead in the first turn, forcing Untapable to get off the rail on a track labeled as good.
The 2014 champion eased up to Gold Medal Dancer on the stretch turn, but Quinonez sat chilly. At the 3/16’s pole, he clearly asked his mount for her best, and Gold Medal Dancer was able to hold off Untapable.
Gold Medal Dancer paid $19 to win. Quinonez rode a perfect race and showed why he is just shy of 3,500 career wins.