MARTIN GARCIA, LADY OF FIFTY, Winner: “I wanted to take the lead but those other horses, they kept sending and sending. I let them all go and when I finally moved out, she relaxed. I just kept her on the outside because I didn’t want to get into any more trouble. When I asked her to go, she just exploded. She was much the best.”
COREY NAKATANI, OPEN WATER, Second: “I thought it was a tremendous race on her part. She ran the way we expected. She was training really well coming into the race and at the same time we were trying something a little different with her today—wait a little longer.”
MIKE SMITH, INGLORIOUS, Third: “Her last work was after the rain and it really made her blow that morning. She definitely needed the race and ran well. This race should really move her up.”
h4. Trainer Quotes
JERRY HOLLENDORFER, LADY OF FIFTY, Winner: “She’s gotten bigger and stronger and has been training real well. We’re very proud of her and very pleased with the way she’s doing right now. Backing out of there early may have been the thing that made her win because the pace got a little rapid out front. She recovered nicely and didn’t nick herself up. We feel very fortunate for that. I don’t have a race picked out yet, but we’ll find something.”
ERIC GUILLOT, OPEN WATER, Second: “That’s the way she wants to run, just like she did today. She doesn’t have the type of turn of foot that you need for turf, so we’ll keep her on dirt or synthetic.’’
JOSIE CARROLL, INGLORIOUS, Third: “I thought she ran a tremendous race, she just got a little tired.’’
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