RAFAEL BEJARANO, TUSCAN EVENING, Winner: “The last two or three times she was on the lead and I didn’t want to change her style too much. She broke really good and I just tried to let her get comfortable. The whole trip she was trying to jump shadows. I think she got a little scared seeing something on the ground. I thought she had something left at the end.
DAN WARD (ASST. TO JERRY HOLLENDORFER) TUSCAN EVENING, Winner: “We actually thought there would be some other speed in the race and maybe today we would be off the pace, but there was nobody that could run with her the first part. In Europe she’s come off the pace and really had that burst turning into the stretch. The Royal Heroine is next. We figured if we could run good in this race we would be able to run in the Royal Heroine. It was a big test. If we couldn’t run with these then we couldn’t run in that race.”
NOTE: Tuscan Evening set a stakes record of 1:33.78 for one mile.
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