Stays in Vegas and jockey Alex Solis, outside, overpower Be Mine (Tyler Baze), inside, to win the Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes, Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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Senorita Stakes Quotes – Saturday, May 7, 2016

JOCKEY QUOTES

ALEX SOLIS, STAYS IN VEGAS, WINNER: “She’s a very nice filly. She keeps improving. Jerry gave her a little break and she just keeps improving.

“It went perfect. We wanted to make sure we stayed close and tracked the favorite. At the three and a half (pole) I had to move a little earlier than I wanted but I didn’t want her to get away from me. At the top of the stretch, my filly was very game.”

TRAINER QUOTES

 

JERRY HOLLENDORFER, STAYS IN VEGAS, WINNER: “We’re real happy with the win first time off a freshening. We had her ready. She’s started her campaign now and we’re ready to go on with it.

“That’s exactly how Alex and I planned it. He had to move a little early because he was going to get pressure from behind and he thought that (Be Mine) might be getting away from him. So, he went after her.”

           

JIM ROME, OWNER, JUNGLE RACING, WINNING OWNER:  “I’m lucky and Kevin is even luckier, so I just keep following him around.  We were partners on Misdirection and Shared Belief so it’s great to keep it going with this filly..”

 

KEVIN NISH, KMN RACING, LLC, WINNING OWNER:  “I live in Fairfield, so I’ve been able to watch her train at Golden Gate.  She continued to improve with every work and she really ran great today.”

 

            ALEX SOLIS III, ADVISOR TO NISH & ROME:  “The goal has been the Del Mar Oaks with this filly and this was a good way to start her back today.”

 

NOTES: The winning owners are Jungle Racing, LLC (Jim and Janet Rome of Los Angeles); Kevin Nish of Fairfield, CA racing as KMN Racing, LLC and LNJ Foxwoods.