RAFAEL BEJARANO, UNZIP ME, Winner—“I rode this filly before, actually twice, but they were down the hill at Santa Anita. I’ve seen her run at this track before and she really didn’t look that comfortable, but she was still running well. I decided to just leave her alone when we made the lead and she was really comfortable. I was just playing it by ear and not fighting with her and everything worked out well. She lugged out a little, but not too bad.”
MARTY JONES, UNZIP ME, Winner—“She’s just a special horse. This is why you get up every morning, hoping to get horses like this. We’re kind of taking it race by race with her. Hopefully she comes out of the race well and we’ll take it from there. She’s got everything you need…a lot of talent and a lot of heart. The key with her was when we got her on the grass, she just changed. That’s been the key with her. We’ll look at the Breeders’ Cup (Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs) and there are a couple of other possibilities. Joe (Talamo) did such a good job with her, but then he broke his wrist at Del Mar. I felt bad that Joe didn’t ride her, he probably could have ridden her and it might have been a better decision, but (Rafael Bejarano) has ridden her before too and he knows her. I wouldn’t be surprised if Joe was on her again in the future.”
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