TIAGO PERIERA, SKYE DIAMONDS, WINNER: “I had a lot of horse left that last part. I pushed and I smooched but she had plenty left.
“I waited a little bit today. The one time I moved early with her, she got tired. Today I waited, she made a move and the last part was easy.”
BILL SPAWR, SKYE DIAMONDS, WINNER: “Hard work pays off. I’m actually goin’ back to work right now. She keeps improving. I thought Roo’s Valentine was on an easy lead. I didn’t know if we were going to get her. Mid-stretch is when we got her.
“She had a lot left. Tiago said he just smooched to her. Our stable has a lot of spirit, we win a lot of races. It’s pretty exciting to go to work in the mornings.”
JEFF BLOOM, PART-OWNER OF SKYE DIAMONDS, WINNER: “The question with her was two turns. But, with the way she’s been training we felt that the two turns wouldn’t be a problem and pedigree-wise, it made sense. What a great time to figure it out. There’s no telling how good she is. She just keeps getting better and better.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Lori Allen (Allen Racing, LLC) who resides in Arlington, TX, Jeff Bloom (Bloom Racing Stable, LLC) who resides in Solana Beach, CA and Tom Acker who is from Huntington Beach, CA.