COREY NAKATANI, PULPIT RIDER, WINNER: “This is such a testament to Mike. He asked me about this filly and if I’d like to ride her so I said ‘sure, I think I’d be a great asset to your team. I’ll go out there and give it my all.’
“He said she’s doing better than ever over the grass and that her family loves the grass. I love winning races and this is just such a tribute to Mike and his team. He really knows how to settle them down and get their mind right. I was just trying to be a quiet passenger on her back.”
FLAVIEN PRAT, ONE FAST BROAD, SECOND: “We had to go wide there turning for home and as we straightened up, she slipped a little, but we got beat a couple lengths, so I don’t know if that cost us.”
MIKE PUYPE, PULPIT RIDER, WINNER: “Yeah, Corey sure waited today, he did good. Big turn of foot out of her today, wow. She’s more than a Cal-bred. She’s just getting there mentally. And the turf was excellent. She ran well (over the turf) in her last so we wanted to give her a try in here.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Mr. & Mrs. Larry D Williams.