ABEL CEDILLO, LEUCOTHEA, WINNER: “When this filly broke her maiden, she made the lead very easy. She doesn’t like you to take any hold of her, you just have to leave her alone and she does her job.”
RUBEN ALVARADO, ASSISTANT TO WINNING TRAINER PETER MILLER, LEUCOTHEA, WINNER: “We weren’t worried about her leaving the gate today (referring to her unseating her jockey at the start of the Grade I Chandelier Stakes on Sept. 27). The next day, she seemed fine and she walked for a few days after that and everything was good. It was great to get Abel back on her today, he knows her very well.”
JEFF HAYES, OWNER, LEUCOTHEA, WINNER: “My brother named the horse she’s by Midshipman and Leucothea is a sea goddess so he thought, hey, that’s a good name. I was worried about it but he assured me that the horse makes the name. She had some trouble at Elis (July 4, 2019) and didn’t break well, she took up at the 3/8th pole and again in the stretch, so we knew she could run a little bit but I never thought she could win like this. It was tough coming in today because we won so easily at Del Mar (August 8, 2019), then we did so badly in the Chandelier Stakes (Sept. 27). I think we bounced and dropped the jockey, so we didn’t know exactly what we had, but today is a better indication.
“We are very happy.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Altamira Racing Stable, SoCal Seven Racing and Brian McGoldrick.