ALONSO QUINONEZ, MY SUMMER SLEW, Winner: “I tried to stay close to (Unzip Me) because I thought if I let her go too easy I wouldn’t be able to catch her. It worked out perfect. When (Joe Talamo) asked her, she kind of opened up a length and a half at the quarter pole but mine was really comfortable. Turning for home, when he switched leads he was home. He runs well anywhere. Good horses can run dirt, grass or anything.”
JOE TALAMO, UNZIP ME, Third: “I thought she ran great considering she was running against boys for the first time. It was a pretty tough race on paper but I thought she ran terrific. She got the lead and started relaxing after that. The winner was pressing her the whole way, but she fought the whole way and ran great. It’s just that they ran so fast (1:08.40). That’s pretty quick.’’
CRAIG DOLLASE, MY SUMMER SLEW, Winner: “He’s pretty versatile. He’s run great on both surfaces but turf is probably what he likes most. He’s an incredible horse. They really came home fast. He’s the real deal. I’m so excited for Nick (Cafarchia). He bred this horse and it’s nice to win a stakes for him. The instructions were to sit off the filly and pounce when we could. We’ll sit down and figure out what to do next. He’s proven he can run with some of the better horses. I hope we’ll have some fun with him at Del Mar.”
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