JOE TALAMO, SCHIAPARELLI, Winner: “I saw that other filly (Purim’s Dancer) break in front but we really weren’t going all that fast. I just let mine run her race. We were real fortunate to draw outside. We could just have easily laid second. I really think adding the (ear muffs) on her with the blinkers made a big difference. She’s a different animal right now. She was just cruising with a real good rhythm. Down the lane I kind of stayed after her because I didn’t want her to see anything like she did last time. She’s definitely getting better with age and with every race she runs. The thing is to get her to relax because in the post parade she’s pretty high strung. In the race she’s totally different and very professional.”
MIKE PUYPE, SCHIAPARELLI, Winner: “She ran real well today. I imagine the (Grade II $150,000) Royal Heroine (Mile July 6) will be next for her. The race was just what we wanted, hopefully not have her be asked too hard. She still has some habits she has to shake to be a distance horse, but if she can settle down a little more there’s no reason she won’t run a flat mile. That’s where there’s more money. She didn’t show any indication she won’t go further. She had plenty left.’’
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