$100,000 Wilshire Handicap - Grade III - 49th Running - 1 Mile (Turf)

Jockey and Trainer Quotes
Posted 05.01.10 at 5:07

Jockey Quotes

ALONSO QUINONEZ, MEDAGLIA D’AMOUR, Winner: “She’s awesome, something very special. My instructions were to lay right behind the speed. They were going slow, so I attacked them early. When she made the lead she was going pretty easy. I asked her to go and she was all business. I worked her last time and she went very nice so I knew she was ready for this race.”

Trainer Quotes

BEN CECIL, MEDAGLIA D’AMOUR, Winner: “Most of her pedigree is grass, so we knew stretching her out and putting her on the grass was going to be the way to go with her. This was only her fourth start. She’ll do whatever you want, she’s a very easy filly to ride. She won’t have a problem getting a mile and a quarter down the road. The next logical step is a mile and an eighth. We nominated her to the Santa Barbara. We were going to run her there, but her feet were a little warm. This was the first race I had targeted, but when the Santa Barbara was coming up light, we thought we might take a look and go in there. The feet made the decision.”

  • NOTES:* The Santa Barbara, a Grade II at 1 ¼ miles, was won by Tuscan Evening on April 17 at Santa Anita…The win was the first in a graded stakes at Hollywood Park for Quinonez, 26….It was the second Wilshire victory for Cecil. His previous success had come with Eurolink Raindance, who gave Chris McCarron his record sixth win in the race, in 2002…

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