JOSEPH TALAMO, INCLUDE ME OUT, WINNER: “Going into the first turn, I thought I would be laying second right next to Martin Garcia, but (Joel) Rosario and (Rafael) Bejarano made an early move so I just had to ease back. After that she just ran great. Ron (Ellis) has done a great job coming back after the La Brea. She was so fresh and ready today, and full of run.”

JOEL ROSARIO, TIZ FLIRTATIOUS, 17-10 FAVORITE, THIRD: “My horse was a little bit tough in the beginning. She wanted to go early, and I let her go because there’s no point in fighting to take her back if she doesn’t want to do it. The distance was fine today, but she was too aggressive early. I tried to get her to relax, but sometimes it doesn’t work out. Maybe she’ll be better next time.”

RAFAEL BEJARANO, CAPITAL PLAN, FIFTH AS 3-1 THIRD CHOICE: “She (Chantal Sutherland, aboard eventual runner-up Great Hot) surprised me a little by moving early to the far turn. My horse got a little intimidated down inside and she was empty at the three-eighths.”


RON ELLIS, INCLUDE ME OUT, WINNER: “She got in behind horses (finishing fifth in the Grade I La Brea at seven furlongs) but I think being by Include she was dying to go two turns and it’s kind of been a process getting her up to it. She fired today, that’s for sure.
“I thought she looked great the whole race. She was very relaxed and with the pace scenario I thought Joe (Talamo) had her in a perfect spot. She just looked very comfortable all the way. She’s just been learning coming up to this but pedigree-wise she wanted to go two turns. I felt good about it.”
Next race? “I don’t know. We’ll just kind of wait and see. She’s got a half-sister that won a Grade I on the grass so we’ve got a lot of options, so we’ll kind of look at it, think about it and see where to go.”

A.C. AVILA, GREAT HOT, SECOND: “She ran good.”

MARTIN JONES, TIZ FLIRTATIOUS, THIRD: “She was a little aggressive running long. The post kind of turned out to hurt her a little bit because it looked like she was going wide. Joel (Rosario) had to get her running a little bit to try and get position, but she got a little rank. That might have affected her chance to win, but the way the winner ran I don’t know if anybody was going to beat her today; that filly ran a really good race.”

NOTES: The winning owner is Samantha Siegel of Beverly Hills who races as Jay Em Ess Stable.