TYLER BAZE, ENOLA GRAY, WINNER: “I didn’t know what to expect from her really (in her last start) and Phil didn’t even say anything to me in the paddock and I had only been on her once. That day was just amazing. I looked back at the eighth pole and there wasn’t anybody near me.
“Today she was about seeing if she could goa mile and a sixteenth and it was about getting her out there, getting her to relax and take some breaths. She did, she learns so fast and she only continues to get better.
“She’s mature but she’s still got a lot to learn. She’ll only get better. She’s a petite filly and I’m really excited about seeing what she could become.”
PHIL D’AMATO, ENOLA GRAY, WINNER: “She did it in hand I thought, Tyler rode her very confidently and we did what we needed to do. It was her first time long so we tackled that hurdle and we’ll figure out where we go from here now.”
NICK ALEXANDER, OWNER/BREEDER, ENOLA GRAY, WINNER: “I was extremely nervous this morning, but this shows me that she can overcome some adversity. I’m quite relieved. Phil and I were both (trying to decide) between running her at six or seven furlongs after her maiden win, but she was coughing a lot on the morning we were going to enter, so we waited and ran here.”
NOTES: Winning owner Nick Alexander resides in Los Angeles, CA.