RAFAEL BEJARANO, DOINGHARDTIMEAGAIN, Winner: “I thought (Ondine) might be the speed, but my horse broke on the lead really and I just kept my position on the rail. The main thing was the break. She was real comfortable all the way. I didn’t hit her too much, just a few taps on the shoulder. She can pretty much do anything. She’s real easy to ride.”
JOE TALAMO, IOTAPA, Second: “The winner had a pretty easy trip up front. I didn’t want to be the one pressing her and (Ondine) really didn’t do much. My filly ran her race, she was just outrun today.’’
MARTIN GARCIA, ONDINE, Third: “She faced better horses today than what she had been running against. Today was a big step up for her. I think she’ll improve a lot off this race.”
JERRY HOLLENDORFER, DOINGHARDTIMEAGAIN (Winner) and CIAO BELLA LUNA (Fourth) —“We thought we had the best horse and so we used our speed. When they came to us, fortunately she was able to hold them off. She does everything on her own (in her works). We don’t urge her to do anything in the morning. I don’t bullet work my horses, so whenever anyone sees any of our horses with bullet works, they did it on their own. We’ll consider some options. The (Grade II, $300,000) Delaware Oaks (July 13) is coming up. We’ll at least look at that, but that might be running her back a little quicker than I would intend. We might bring Ciao Bella Luna back sprinting.”
JOHN SADLER, IOTAPA, Second: “I thought she ran well. She had a chance. She ran up to the winner at the quarter pole and the other one outfinished her. It was a good race for her. I didn’t have any real excuses.”
MIKE MARLOW, ONDINE, Third: “She ran hard. The winner is really a super nice horse. But she ran well.”
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