GAMELY STAKES QUOTES-MONDAY, MAY 25, 2020

JOCKEY QUOTES

     ABEL CEDILLO, KEEPER OFTHE STARS, WINNER: “She’s better if somebody is in front of her, she likes to follow. If she has a target she is better. Last time I rode her in the Grade 2 (Buena Vista) I noticed that, so I tried to do the same thing today. I think this was her best race.”

ON HIS THREE WINS: “I give thanks to God, I am thankful to the trainers and owners who gave me a lot of opportunity.”

     FLAVIEN PRAT, BODHICITTA, SECOND:  “She relaxed well and she was very professional.  To go from an allowance race into a Grade I and run the way she did is very impressive.  I’m happy with her.”

      JOEL ROSARIO, NINTH ON 8-5 FAVORITE, ETOILE:  “She broke fine, but there wasn’t much pace early and she didn’t have the turn of foot that you need in these races.”

TRAINER QUOTES

     JONATHAN WONG, TRAINER OF KEEPER OFTHE STARS, WINNER: “I’m over the moon right now!  I’m really speechless. This is my first Grade I, so I’m off the schneid!  Now that she’s learned to relax, the sky’s the limit with her.  Kristin Mulhall is overseeing everything down there and she deserves all the credit, along with the whole crew.  This filly had been training so well and she got an amazing ride from Abel, he couldn’t have ridden her any better.  She’s a really good filly.  I thought she could’ve won a couple of those graded stakes at Del Mar, but her best races are in front of her.  I couldn’t be any prouder.”

NOTES:  The winning owner is Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC.