SUNNY SLOPE STAKES QUOTES – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018

JOCKEY QUOTES

GARY STEVENS, SPARKY VILLE, WINNER:  “Jeff told me to ride a smart race, whatever that means!  I’ve never seen a horse turn it around so quick after being gelded as this horse.  I sent him out of there, but, for some reason, Geovanni (Franco, aboard Seven Scents) had us out in the eight-path (coming out of the seven furlong chute).  I could see Joe (Talamo, aboard Savagery) was applying pressure, so I took hold and was able to get my horse back.  Before they cut him, there is no way I could’ve done that.  He’s out of a Storm Cat mare and he really acts like it.  Today was the first time he was good in the gate and he’s gonna keep getting better and better now with every race.”

 

TRAINER QUOTES

JEFF BONDE, TRAINER SPARKY VILLE, WINNER:  “Like I said a few days ago, he’s been running with the bears.  He ran a nice race today and he had something to run at, which was nice.  Gelding him has definitely made him more professional.”