Santa Anita News
PROVIDENCIA STAKES QUOTES, SATURDAY, APRIL 4TH, 2009
VICTOR ESPINOZA, ACTING LADY, WINNER: “I couldn’t have asked for a better trip. I didn’t want to fight her, I wanted to try and let her do what she wanted to do. At the half mile pole, I had a decision to make, whether to go inside or out. I decided I wanted to save ground, so I stayed inside and we got lucky. Sometimes it works out and sometimes not, but today we got through and she finished great.”
DOUG O’NEILL, ACTING LADY, WINNER: “Anytime they win and they’re 20-1, you’re a little surprised. But we’ve been so proud of the fact that this filly tries hard every time. Victor (Espinoza) rode her brilliantly. These turf races, so much of it is (the) trip, and he just saved the ground and gave her a dream trip. The owners are in town from England, so we’re just going to enjoy this one for now.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Andy Bell and Stephen Russell of Cambridgeshire, England.