$200,000 A Gleam Handicap - Grade II - 59th Running - 7 Furlongs

Jockey and Trainer Quotes
Posted 07.13.13 at 5:35

Jockey Quotes

RAFAEL BEJARANO, BOOK REVIEW, First: “I just followed Rumor out of the gate and I was sitting very comfortable behind her. She likes to make one big run, so I just put her where she would feel comfortable and by the three-eighths pole I decided to move in closer and start to make my move. I knew she would come running at the end.¨

VICTOR ESPINOZA, TEDDY´S PROMISE, Second: “She ran well, but I feel she didn’t run her best race today.’’

GARY STEVENS, BYRAMA, Third: “Great effort on her part considering she was shortening (up from nine furlongs in the Vanity June 15). She wasn’t happy down the backstretch and still put in a heck of a performance, so I’m proud of her. She’s a very good, competitive filly.’’

Trainer Quotes

MIKE MARLOW (Asst. trainer, BOB BAFFERT), BOOK REVIEW, Winner: “She
loves this distance and you know what helped is we had a couple of good front runners. It set up well. It’s actually what we had in mind. (Bejarano) rode her well. That was her first start on synthetic and that might have been her best footing. I think she really liked it. I’d guess there would be something for her at Del Mar.”

RON ELLIS, TEDDY’S PROMISE, Second: “She dueled all the way and got a little tired at the end. It’s tough to duel like that, especially at this distance on this race track. She’s more of a dirt horse anyway. She doesn’t care for Del Mar, so she won’t run (until Autumn). We did the same thing with her in 2012. She’s definitely better than last year and I’m looking forward to giving the Breeders’ Cup (Filly and Mare Sprint Nov. 1 at Santa Anita) another try.”

SIMON CALLAGHAN, BYRAMA, Third: “She ran really well, she just wants more distance. We ran her because she was doing so well and she’s run well going seven furlongs. We’ll go for the (Grade I, $300,000) Clement L. Hirsch (Aug. 3 at Del Mar) now.”

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