ABEL LEZCANO, NANCY FROM NAIROBI, WINNER: “The turf was soft, so it basically fit her, she likes that. I just had my hands down on her and I waited, waited…In the stretch, I had no traffic, I was on the outside and I was in the clear, no complaints, no nothing.”
JOHN SADLER, NANCY FROM NAIROBI, WINNER: “When I scratched her from the Santa Ana (March 26), she didn’t really miss much time. She just had of touch of colic a few days before the race, just enough, you know with a good horse, you don’t want to take a chance. So, we scratched her and it was hard because it was a really tempting spot and I really wanted to be in there.
“The Gamely will be next. My other mare, Elektrum ran well too, went through traffic and came flying to be fifth. So we should have two for the Gamely, although we might try to separate them.”
KOSTA HRONIS, OWNER, NANCY FROM NAIROBI, WINNER: “She really loves this course here at Santa Anita and she loves the (distance of a) mile.”
NOTES: Winning owners Kosta and Peter Hronis are from Delano, CA.