JOE TALAMO, INCLUDE ME OUT, Winner: “I was real surprised I was that close to the lead. She broke so sharp, I didn’t want to jerk her back. I really thought I’d be laying at least four of five lengths off the pace. We knew we had a good shot today but this was only her first race back. She won pretty handily. I think if I would have really asked her, she could have won by more. For her to go from routes to back sprinting like that is pretty impressive. That just goes to show how classy she is.”
VICTOR ESPINOZA, TEDDY’S PROMISE, Third: “I had plenty of room when she (Shumoos) bumped me. I was already in there. I almost hit the rail. She got intimidated, but she still tried to come back.”
RON ELLIS, INCLUDE ME OUT, Winner and TEDDY’S PROMISE, Third: “That filly (Shumoos) was all was all over the track. It wasn’t just at the top of the stretch. (Teddy’s Promise) kept trying to come back. I think she would have won because she’s not the best at getting trapped on the inside. Last year, she totally quit. This year, she tried to fight back. It was a game effort. We’ll see about the( GII, $200,000) A Gleam (Handicap, July 13). That was a workout for Include Me Out. She’s a super filly. She was worn out when she ran third last year (in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic). She’s come back really well from the rest.”
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