GRADE III, $100,000, AUTUMN MISS STAKES QUOTES
__GRADE III, $100,000, AUTUMN MISS STAKES QUOTES __
JUAN HERNANDEZ, RHEA MOON, WINNER: “I felt the pace was a little faster but when I came back and saw the fractions it wasn’t fast at all. My filly she relaxed well and was waiting for me to ask her to go to win the race.
“I love to ride horses, this is my job and my passion, so I’m going to keep riding all the horses I get well.”
TRAINER QUOTES PHILIP D’AMATO, RHEA MOON, WINNER: “This filly really turned the corner. Juan figured her out. She was very impressive at Del Mar and we had this race in mind after that performance. She was slowly developing. We had to space her out to recoup. The way she won today, she came with that run like she can run all day. The American Oaks might be next for her.”
OWNER QUOTES GARY HARTUNIAN, ROCKINGHAM RANCH, RHEA MOON, WINNER: “I like to have two horses in every race. I was rooting for Pammy’s Ready until about the quarter pole and then here comes Rhea Moon. She comes home in like .22 and change and she can fly, so I just said, ‘J.J. don’t let her stop coming down the stretch. If you have to go wide, go wide but just let her leave it all on the track.’ and he did.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Rockingham Ranch and Talla Racing LLC