COREY NAKATANI, GOODYEARFORROSES, WINNER: “Her winning so easily is just a tribute to Richard’s team. Richard has been so patient with her and has let her tell us when she’s ready to go.
“The group that owns her is great and being given the opportunity that I’ve been given, to ride her…the sky is the limit. She’s doing unbelievable, as you can tell from the way she ran today. She tells us when she wants to run and she’s just such a good mare.”
RICHARD BALTAS, TRAINER, GOODYEARFORROSES, WINNER: “She’s been aggressive from the time we got her and it’s nice to have a jock like Corey, who I don’t have to give any instructions to. She’s done everything right and she’s acted like a good horse. We’ve got some weight on her now and she’s all race horse. We might stay home (next time) and run in the Gamely (Grade I, 1 1/8 miles on turf, May 27).”
BING BUSH, GOODYEARFORROSES, WINNER: “I can’t put that run into words. We’re beyond the moon! That was amazing.”
NOTES: The winning owner is Bing Bush of Del Mar, CA who races as Abbondanza Racing, LLC.