JOE TALAMO, HARLINGTON’S ROSE, WINNER: “You can put her in any spot and she’s definitely a good horse. It was a real nice race. I was able to save some ground on the turn and she came out and just blasted off. I think Steve could have rode her today.
“I was following Global Hottie and she came out at the half mile pole so I went inside and she ducked back in so I had to take up a little bit but fortunately I had enough horse to get her momentum going again.”
VICTOR ESPINOZA, GLOBAL HOTTIE, THIRD: “I sent her, but we couldn’t go with Tribal Gal, so I decided to sit back and it didn’t work out. She isn’t very aggressive when she’s in behind horses.”
STEVE KNAPP, HARLINGTON’S ROSE, WINNER: “I didn’t think we should have got five to one (odds) today. They call me Rodney Dangerfield but I don’t mind.
“She has developed. When she was two and three she wanted to run off. Now, she’s learned how to relax behind horses and this made her a much, much better horse. She’s rating well now and the layoff probably helped her out a little bit and she’s just sharp right now.
“I really didn’t want the rail. As you could see she got pinched at the three eighths pole and Joe had to stand on her. He had enough horse that he could go in between and go around but it is what it is. When they’re sharp I never scratch.
“I’ve got a great group of owners here. They’re a real nice group and they’re going to send me some horses, so that’ll help me out.
“I don’t know where she’s going to run next. She’s had a lot of hard races in-a-row so I think I’m going to give her six weeks before I run her again and let her freshen up. I’d like to freshen her up for the next Santa Anita meet coming up (Santa Anita Spring, from April 25-June 28).
NOTES: The winning owners are Thomas Halasz of Laguna Hills, CA; Ryan Johnson of Temecula, CA; Paul Newhart of San Clemente, CA and Martha Miller.