SAN SIMEON HANDICAP QUOTES

JOCKEY QUOTES

MIKE SMITH, REGALLY READY, WINNER: “They (Team Asmussen) told me to just stay out of his way. This was my first time on him, but I’ve been chasing him, so it’s nice to be on his back. I knew the two outside horses (Victory Pete and Compari) had been away a while, so I was hoping I could shake loose of them and get a little breather. When we came to the dirt, they both fell back and that gave me the break I needed. My horse relaxed a bit and that was the difference.”

TRAINER QUOTES

KATIE COLOSIMO, ASSISTANT TO STEVE ASMUSSEN, REGAL READY, WINNER: “He certainly likes this course. He’s been wonderful all winter for us.”

NOTES: The winning owner is Tom Ludt of Lexington, Ky., who races as Vinery Stables, LLC.

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