KENT DESORMEAUX, MOONLESS SKY, WINNER: “Flavien’s mount ended up shoving me behind the horses that were in front of me. I don’t think anyone can pass judgement on whether I was going to beat Pacific Heat or not, but I was deprived of that chance.
“Besides the incident in the stretch, it wasn’t the trip that I wanted. I was bottled up and loaded at the three and-a-half and I actually got space too late. She was loaded and ready to do much more earlier on.”
EDDIE TRUMAN, MOONLESS SKY, WINNER: “We have about 30 people from Oregon down here to see this horse today. I asked Kent about this race and she’s been doing so good, we thought she’d fit real well here and she did. She’s shown a lot of talent ever since we got her and as you can see, she’s really getting good.”
TOM PAPPAS, MOONESS SKY, WINNER: “We’ve owned horses with Eddie for about 14 years now and this is our first-ever stakes winner. She’s a good horse.”
NOTES: Winning owner Thomas Pappas, who races as Pappas Racing, resides in Adelanto, CA.