DESERT CODE STAKES QUOTES-SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019

JOCKEY QUOTES

MARIO GUTIERREZ, LISTING, WINNER:  “He ran really good.  He was sharp today, I was able to sit pretty comfortably inside Baffert’s horse (Rafal) and I was able to move with him before he got pressure from those other horses.”

TRAINER QUOTES

BEN CECIL, LISTING, WINNER: “I think last time (Silky Sullivan Stakes at Golden Gate 4/28/19) we found out maybe a mile is stretching him a little. He was very wide that day and things didn’t work out well, so we thought we would try a sprint, he’s done well sprinting.

“I expected him to be maybe laying second, I didn’t expect him to put the Baffert (Rafal) away as easily as he did.

“This horse runs on anything I’ve been so lucky to have Paul and Zillah (Reddam) they basically kept me going in this business, and I owe them everything, I’ve got five Square Eddie babies and they all look promising so let’s keep it going.”

NOTES: The winning owner is Reddam Racing, LLC.

#2 LISTING (Mario Gutierrez) $75,000 Desert Code Stakes Owner: Reddam Racing, LLC Trainer: Ben Cecil Sunday, June 9, 2019 Santa Anita Park Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTO