FRAN’S VALENTINE STAKES QUOTES-SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2021

JOCKEY QUOTES

            RICARDO GONZALEZ, LEGGS GALORE, WINNER: “The main thing with her is trying to get her to relax, get a breather down the backside. I knew that if she got it, that little breather, that she would be just fine because her speed is her main weapon and she proved that today.”

 

TRAINER QUOTES

         PHILIP D’AMATO, LEGGS GALORE, WINNER: “It opens the big door, to where we have two options and just kind of pick the right spot that suits her best. There’s a nice little Grade III at the end of the meet and I might try her in there, I think it’s the Wilshire (June 20). When I saw .23, I was thinking .22 and change, .23 if we are lucky, and when I saw that, I thought we had no excuses and we’ll see what she is made of. Ricky did a beautiful job.”

 

OWNER QUOTES

         WILLIAM (JACK) SIMS, OWNER/BREEDER, LEGGS GALORE, WINNER: “Phil told me last year that this filly would be able to get two turns later on.  He’s a genius, he really is.  I live in Evanston, Wyoming and we typically send our young horses to Southern Utah, to a friend of mine named David Marshall.  He does a great job and he told us this filly could run before she came into the track.”

 

            NOTES: The winning owner/breeder is William Sims.