NORBERTO ARROYO, JR., SURRENDER NOW, WINNER: “I was hoping to not have to use her more than I did in her first time out. I think she ran against much tougher competition in that race. Doug O’Neill had his filly, Tyfosha, in that race and they paid a lot for her, she’s nice. I was hoping to not have to use my filly anywhere near as much today because I didn’t think it was the same type of field.
“She was much the best in here, much the best. I haven’t even let her run yet. Not in the mornings and not in the afternoons. We don’t know what she can do, we haven’t had to use her. She’s exciting.”
PETER MILLER, TRAINER SURRENDER NOW, WINNER: “I told Gary (Hartunian, Rockingham Ranch) this is the best 2-year-old filly I’ve been around in 15 years, since I was prepping babies for Golden Eagle Farm. We had a filly named Yearly Report and she went to Baffert and did very well. The two (second choice Gorgeous Ginny) is a very nice filly, but I don’t think she ran her race today. We had the advantage of being outside her and my filly continues to progress.
“I was relieved when I saw her open up. I was elated and happy to see it. At the quarter pole I thought we were good. I saw the two look like she might be gettin’ out and when we came by her, it looked like Norberto hadn’t even asked her so I felt pretty good.
“She’s been a good filly all along. Sometimes they work like that and run like crap. And other times they duplicate it. It’s nice to see one work great and run great.”
GARY HARTUNIAN, ROCKINGHAM RANCH, SURRENDER NOW, WINNER: “Norberto makes me nervous because he’s so patient. I guess he knows what he’s doing! Baffert ran a nice filly earlier (Diamondsandpearls, impressive maiden special weight winner of the second race). We’ll probably run against her next time, so maybe Pete and Bob can have a boxing match before the races.”
NOTES: Winning owner Gary Hartunian resides in Sherman Oaks, CA.