JOE TALAMO, KILLER GRACES, Winner: “That other horse (Willa B Awesome) just moved too early and was five wide, so I didn’t want to move at the three-eigthths pole and get stuck wide. I had so much confidence in her because (trainer) Jerry (Hollendorfer) let me work her two times. We sat her behind horses just like that and she came home in 23 (seconds), so I figured once we found a seam somewhere, she’d fire. For her second start to win a stakes kind of reminds me of J.P.‘s Gusto (a multiple stakes winner as a 2-year-old). He did that last year and just got better and better. Hopefully, she’s the filly version of him.”
JERRY HOLLENDORFER, KILLER GRACES, Winner: The last two times we worked her five-eighths and she rated behind horses and was quite comfortable going around. I was a little nervous when Joe (Talamo) let that horse (Willa B Awesome) run by her on the outside, but then he seemed confident and had plenty of time to get through. So I’m glad that she rat ed. We bought her shortly after her first start. I didn’t really plan anything else, but, for sure, the ($100,000) Landaluce Stakes (July 16) will be on the table.”
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