$300,000 Hollywood Starlet - Grade I - 29th Running - 1 1/16 Miles

Jockey and Trainer Quotes
Posted 12.20.09 at 5:33

Jockey Quotes

RAFAEL BEJARANO, BLIND LUCK, Winner: “Wow! I worked her the last four times and she’s been unbelievable in the morning. She’s been relaxing so well in her works and has been showing a big turn of foot. She did the same thing today. I think she’s going to be a real good filly. I had so much horse I wanted to wait as long as I could. When I asked her a little she showed me a big turn of foot.”

VICTOR ESPINOSA, MISS HEATHER LEE, Second: “She ran great. She’s learning right now. I think she’s going to be better. It’s just a matter of time. The more races she runs in, the better she’ll get.”

GARRETT GOMEZ, BEAUTICIAN, Seventh: “She wasn’t very happy today. I didn’t know her very well, but she was just weak turning for home. At the three eighths she weakened on me very bad. I moved on her a couple of times but she just staggered. I just took care of her after that.”

Trainer Quotes

JERRY HOLLENDORFER, BLIND LUCK, Winner: “That was exciting. I’ve never seen her move like that. We were hoping to run in all the Grade I’s and I think this stamps her up pretty good as one of the contenders. It’s a big advantage that Rafael (Bejarano) likes to come and work our horses. He’s worked this filly every time. Now he knows her very well. The more a rider knows a horse the more they are in sync. If she looks like she’s doing well between races we might wait for the Las Virgenes. Our long range goal is the Kentucky Oaks.”

NOTES: The record win margin in the Starlet of 11 lengths was set by Love Lock in 1997.

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