Guns Loaded and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes, Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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SAN SIMEON STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY APRIL 2, 2016

 

JOCKEY QUOTES

 

RAFAEL BEJARANO, GUNS LOADED, WINNER: “He ran good. I knew that Mr. Sexy was the only speed in the race so I just tried to make sure Guns Loaded broke well. I put him in the right position right away and after that I was done. I sat right off the speed and when I was ready, I let him go. It was easy for him.”

 

FLAVIEN PRAT, CAPE WOLFE, SECOND: “It was a good trip. The pace was pretty fast and I’m not sure he liked it but he ran pretty great. He tries hard.”

 

TRAINER QUOTES

 

MARK VERGE, PART OWNER, GUNS LOADED, WINNER: “It was all Doug (O’Neill). He’s the one who made the claim (for $32,000 last Dec. 6). It was Doug and Steve Rothblum. We had the horse before and Doug called and said we’ve got to claim the horse back, but I don’t believe how well he’s done. It never works out that way.”

 

NOTES: The winning owners are Mark Verge (Westside Rentals) of Pacific Palisades; Neil Haymes of Alta Loma; and Leo Rodriguez of Menifee, CA.