SANTA PAULA STAKES QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES

RAFAEL BEJARANO, MILDLY OFFENSIVE, WINNER: “My filly was the best filly in the race. I wondered a little bit about the track conditions but when I started to warm up my filly it felt like she really liked it. I was hoping to break good from the gate. When I found my position I was right behind California Nectar. When the horse on the lead started lugging out a little bit I tried get to the rail, save a little ground, and let her run in the stretch.”

TRAINER QUOTES

CARLA GAINES, MILDLY OFFENSIVE, 1-2 FAVORITE, WINNER: "We’ve always thought a lot of her and she ran to our expectations today. We had a good draw and everything went our way. He (Rafael; Bejarano) did a great job.”

NOTES: The winning owner is Warren Williamson of Pasadena.

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