RAFAEL BEJARANO, STARLIGHT MAGIC, WINNER: “After we found a position around the first turn she was just cruising. When we turned into the stretch, she was kinda playing around a little bit. She’s a free-running filly with a long stride and a good kick. She’s improving with every race and she’ll go further.”

MARTIN PEDROZA, WILLA B AWESOME, SECOND: “I couldn’t have had a better trip than that one. She’s a nice filly. I was a little bit surprised. I thought she might get tired but she finished running. The other filly just outran me today”


MARK GLATT, STARLIGHT MAGIC, WINNER: ‘’I was pretty confident (that she could get two turns), but until they do it, you never know for sure, even if they act and train like it. But she’s always been real ratable in the mornings . . . and that means a lot when you re stretching out, especially for the first time. Rafael (Bejarano) got her in behind a reasonable pace and everything went just fine. It was pretty much how we drew it up. She was trouble-free and got a nice pace to run at.’’

NOTES: Winning owner Cory Wagner is from Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada.