Tuzla Handicap Quotes

Jockey Quotes

RAFAEL BEJARANO, FOXYSOX, WINNER: “I had a perfect trip. I was able to follow the favorite and I was very confident in my filly even though this was her first time on a wet turf. She finished great and I have to say it really seemed like she loved it out there.”

Trainer Quotes

CARLA GAINES, FOXYSOX, WINNER:Asked her thoughts through the stretch run: “We were just hoping she would get by. She’s a lot more settled now than she was when she was younger, and her style is sort of one-paced once she makes her run.

“I had considered scratching her because of the soft grass. I don’t recall ever running her on anything like this, so I kept vacillating as to what to do. We finally went out and walked the course and then decided to go ahead and let her run.”

NOTES: Gaines indicated she would consider the Santa Ana Handicap (Grade II, $150,000, 1 1/8 miles on turf on March 22) for Foxy Sox’s next race. Winning owner Warren Williamson is from Pasadena.