JUAN HERNANDEZ, CANOODLING, WINNER: “I worked her one time a couple weeks ago and she worked really nice. I told my agent that she was doing really good and that she worked good that day, I told him I wanted to ride her, and yeah, we got the win today.
“She broke really sharp and then she was really nice and easy to ride. I’m just really happy and I want to say thanks to the owners and the trainer for the opportunity and also my agent for pairing me with the good horses.”
MIKE PUYPE, CANOODLING, WINNER: “This filly is very versatile, she runs from any part of the course and I’m just so grateful to have a chance with her. This was a breakthrough race for us today. She ran huge. She had to run to real fractions and keep it going and she did. The first time she won here in the Megahertz (Grade III, one mile turf on Jan. 29), she stole it with an easy pace. There was no easy pace today. She took heat the whole way and kicked away very impressively. I went to the paddock with confidence. I told Juan, ‘You ride her the way you see fit. If she breaks, you go, if not, do what you gotta do…Ride her like she’s the best horse in the race’ and he did.”
NOTES: The winning owner is B-4 Farms, Inc.