RAFAEL BEJARANO, TIZ FLIRTACIOUS, WINNER: “She’s been running really well the past few races. I was hoping there would be a little speed today, but there wasn’t . . . Before the first turn she was rank because we were going so slow, but once she relaxed she picked it up. This horse has a lot of experience and she ran good.”
MARTIN PEDROZA, BEST PRESENT EVER, ALSO-RAN: “Unfortunately, it’s a shame something like this happened in a stakes race. It happens. My saddle went forward. I had no control. I had no control or guidance of my horse.