COREY NAKATANI, REPO, Winner: “Normally she’s a good gate filly but she was a little excited last time and she broke so hard that the ground broke out from under her. After that, I just sat and waited and tried to relax her. She showed a lot of courage. Today we got a flyer and the race was over.”
JOEL ROSARIO, WELL DESERVED, Second: “The winner almost beat us last time and today she was drawn inside us. The leader got to go pretty slow and also I think the post may have made the difference because my filly was coming on again at the end.”
LEANDRO MORA (ASST. TO DOUG O’NEILL), REPO, Winner: “This will bring me old memories from when I used to work for my mentor, Brian Mayberry. He was a great horseman and it’s too bad he passed away. He was the best 2-year old trainer on the grounds. It looks like we picked up a little bit from him. The plan today was to be second, but we broke on top of the other one (Well Deserved). I think once (Joel) Rosario felt like he couldn’t take the lead, he tried to do the opposite and we just went on. This one is good enough to go for the Del Mar Debutante. She’s also Cal-bred, so we can do whatever we feel is right.”
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