ABEL CEDILLO, LAURA’S LIGHT, WINNER: “Pete told me to play the break. It looked like there was other speed in there and if they went, he said to let them go and if they didn’t, to go ahead and put her on the lead. So, my plan was to break and go!”
GARY BARBER, LAURA’S LIGHT, WINNER: “I think this course is playing pretty quick but I think we slowed it down in race (2) and we were able to get an easy lead. Abel did a terrific job of just putting her on the lead and she was very relaxed. At the quarter pole when someone came to her she let out a notch and she was gone.
“2019 was (Abel’s) breakout year. A couple of Grade I’s or more-a terrific rider.
“Look at this setting, you have the San Gabriel Mountains in the background, it is The Great Race Place. The turf course is fantastic and the dirt course looks tremendous as well, we love it.”
NOTES: The winning owner is Gary Barber who resides in Los Angeles.