FLAVIEN PRAT, TOINETTE, WINNER: “It didn’t look like there was much speed in the race, so we didn’t want to be too far behind. As you could see, she was very comfortable and she won pretty easy today. Yes, I’m glad to hear she’s going to run next year. I think she can be a Grade I mare, no question. I’ve ridden her quite a bit and she’s faced some nice fillies. Neil has her in great shape now and I’m looking forward to riding her in the future.
“She broke sharp, put herself in the race and she is really easy to ride. She breezed well and gave me a really good kick turning for home.”
On Vasilika’s retirement: “Yesterday was the last time that I rode Vasilika. I was so busy that I didn’t realize it until I went back to the Jock’s Room that it would be the last time. I want to see her before she leaves.”
How many times have you tied with someone as co-leading rider?“I think this is the third time.”
NEIL DRYSDALE, TOINETTE, WINNER: “She’s had a late year. We discovered she had an infected tooth and we had to remove it. Following that, we discovered she had another pocket of infection and we had to treat that, so we had to take our time with her. She’s come around very nicely and yes, we’re hoping for big things from her next year.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Ken Baca, Joseph and Lynne Hudson.