RICARDO GONZALEZ, LEGGS GALORE, WINNER: “She’s a special filly. She likes to go to the lead, so I just let her do what she likes to do. Today, she was nice and relaxed. When that other filly (Hear My Prayer) came to her, she got a little competitive and went a little faster than I wanted her to but she kicked for home really good like she always does.”
PHIL D’AMATO, LEGGS GALORE, WINNER: “I think she’s as effective around two turns as the hill. She shows she can do both, that’s a great asset to have.
“Ricky was able to get a length or two ahead crossing the dirt, that made me feel more comfortable that we would have just enough to hold on and sure enough it worked.
“She’s gotten better with age. She used to be a more nervous horse, but we turned her out and when we brought her back this year, she’s just much more relaxed in the paddock, she just knows her job and saves her energy for the race now.”
NOTES: The winning owner/breeder is William Sims.