ABEL CEDILLO, KEEPER OFTHE STARS, WINNER: “She’s still green. She’s learning (with) every race, but today when she was between horses, she got intimidated. That’s why she came out a little bit. I straightened her up right away and she won pretty easy.
DID HE THINK SHE MIGHT BE DISQUALIFIED? “You never know, but she won pretty easy.”
BRICE BLANC, GIZA GODDESS, SECOND: “She ran her tail off today. She broke running and showed good natural speed. I know the fractions look fast, but we were going real easy. She ran huge especially when you consider she had been away so long (Dec. 18, 2018).”
JONATHAN WONG, KEEPER OFTHE STARS,WINNER: “I was very scared. I saw her come out a little bit past the sixteenth pole, I didn’t think it was much but everyone finished pretty close for the minors so I was afraid it might have affected them a little bit.
“She ran really well down in Del Mar ( 4th in San Clemente, July 20 & 4th in Del Mar Oaks, Aug. 17), she would have probably hit the board in both of those races if she got a cleaner trip and we had that race down at Golden Gate (Sept. 20) which really helped her set up for this one.
“Me and Abel (Cedillo) have had a lot of wins. He’s my main man, a very good friend and an awesome rider. I’m really proud of him.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC.