STEWART ELLIOTT, GLORYZAPPER, WINNER: “She ran really well in her last out (her only start on turf) but she just didn’t have that turn of foot on the grass, like a lot of grass horses do. Phil knew it and said he would put her back on the dirt and shorten her up a bit. That’s what she’s good at.
“With the way she ran today…she got tested and she fought to win, so I could see the Breeders’ Cup as a possibility.”
RAFAEL BEJARANO, LUMINANCE, FOURTH AS EVEN MONEY FAVORITE: “She broke a little slow, so I didn’t have the position I wanted to have early. She tried really hard, but those fillies didn’t stop.”
PHIL D’AMATO, GLORYZAPPER, WINNER: “She gave us a good performance. She’s always a fighter, she always pushes on. Stewart did a great job. The four (favored Luminance) broke a little slow so Stewart put Gloryzapper into the race early and she fought everybody off.
“I love her in this scenario. When she has her head in front of the rest of the opposition, she loves the fight. She loves to hold them off. Passing horses, she’s just ok, but she loves to be in the mix and fight them off.
“We’ll see what’s next. Maybe the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint but, we’ll see. We’ll see how she comes out of it.”
NOTES: The winning owners are A.C. Hebert, of Vinton, Louisiana, who races as Hebert Bloodstock, Andrew Leggio of Metairie, Louisiana and Peter Peluso of Glen Head, New York.