SNOW CHIEF STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2018

TRAINER QUOTES

 

BRIAN KORINER, TAKE THE ONE O ONE, WINNER, AND WAYA ED, WHO FELL IN THE STRETCH: “He (Take the One O One) ran well. He relaxed, he went nice, had a good kick. I thought he (Waya Ed) clipped heels. I’ve never seen a rider go that high in the air before. He must have clipped heels because he got catapulted . . .

“Races like the Del Mar Derby (Grade II, Sept. 2) and others are a possibility now (for Take the One O One).”

 SAMANTHA SIEGEL, OWNER OF TAKE THE ONE O ONE, WINNER, AND WAYA ED, DNF:  “The highest of highs and the lowest of lows in a fifth of a second. I don’t even know what happened . . . Never had anything like this happen in all the years we’ve been in racing, except we had a filly win the Landaluce one year at Hollywood Park and she collapsed from heat exhaustion. Take the One O One relaxed nice inside, but when I saw the three quarter fraction (1:13.99), I was concerned about being able to finish. It looks like this opens a window for us. We know now that he can run on both the dirt and turf.”

MICHELLE DOLLASE, TRAINER OF HARDBOOT, SECOND:  “The pace seemed pretty slow, but he finished well. Drayden said he was throwing his head a little early because of the kickback. He ran well.”

NOTES: The winning owner is Samantha Siegel, who races as Jay Em Ess Stable. Tiago Pereira, rider of Waya Ed, was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital.