EVENING JEWEL STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2020

JOCKEY QUOTES

MIKE SMITH, SMILING SHIRLEE, WINNER:  “What a race she ran.  I thought that if she ran back to her last race (a 2 ¾ length state-bred allowance win going one mile on March 6), she’d be hard to beat today.  The two (Bella Vita) ran a big race but my filly dug in and got the job done.”

TRAINER QUOTES

JEFF BONDE, SMILING SHIRLEE, WINNER:  “We had the extra time off and she’d been training extremely well for this race.  We were concerned with the rail, but Mike fit this filly like a glove, he really did.  Like I say, she’d been training well and she rewarded us today.”

NOTES: The winning owners are Edward Brown, Jr., Alan Klein and Philip Lebhertz.