JUAN HERNANDEZ, ISLAND OF LOVE, WINNER: “Phil told me that she was training really good, and try to get a clean break, and get her into a nice position to give her an opportunity to start making her move.
“She broke really sharp and after that she relaxed behind the other two horses, I was tracking them and around the quarter pole, turning for home, I asked her, and she just accelerated. She finished really good and she was really comfortable in the lead.”
PHIL D’AMATO, ISLAND OF LOVE, WINNER: “Juan just put her in the right position today, gave her a chance to win. She kind of had been stuck in a box in the last two and today no excuses, she answered the call. I think a mile is well within her realm, I mean the way she accelerated in the stretch today, I think she can maybe handle a little bit further, but a mile is probably her sweet spot.”
NOTES: The winning owner is R Unicorn Stable.