TYLER BAZE, SUNDAY RULES, WINNER: “Nice filly. She runs with her head a little low but . . . she’s not real fast that first jump out of the gate but after that she’s a monster. She’s a train really; she just goes. Those first strides, she just needs to get her feet up under her but then she’s really just a train.”
PHIL D’AMATO, SUNDAY RULES, WINNER, AND SIDEPOCKET RUN, SECOND: “That was like two wins (running first and second). Sunday Rules couldn’t be doing any better right now. I just think it’s a combination of getting over her little baby issues, and now, hopefully, I’ll be able to map out a nice campaign for the future. She’ll definitely stay sprinting.”
NICK ALEXANDER, OWNER/BREEDER: “We are blessed to have horses as we do in Santa Ynez and to be able to race them here at Santa Anita. What a pleasant surprise she’s been. She’s very plain looking and you’d never pick her out of a group of horses in a pasture. The way she runs with her neck low . . . Nothing bothers her. There is a graded stakes in Florida this coming July that we might take a look at.”
NOTES: Winning owner/breeder Nick Alexander is from Los Angeles.