RAFAEL BEJARANO, SLAMMER TIME, Winner: “He was being really good today. The last time he ran, he was a little rank at the beginning. I think this horse is going to improve a lot. He had run only three times before today and he was really professional this time. He’s going to be a really good horse.”
GARY MANDELLA, SLAMMER TIME, Winner: “He’s a gutsy horse. Rafael said he got to (Joy Boy) and was acting like he wanted to pull him up a bit, so that’s hopefully a sign that there’s more in the tank than his two margins of victory would indicate. Hopefully we’ll get him over that a little and maybe find even a couple of extra lengths. But he’s been a fun ride so far, and I’m super appreciative to (owner) Alto Racing.”
BRIAN KORINER, JOY BOY, Second: “Horse ran great, had a good trip. (Patrick) Valenzuela moved a little early from the outside (on Jailbird Jimmy) and put pressure on. If we could have sat just a little longer the horse would have won.”
MIKE PUYPE, WOODMAN’S LUCK, Third: “He was kind of in and out in a few spots, but I thought he ran a good race today. We’ll see where we go from here with him, but he ran well.”
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