JUAN HERNANDEZ, MAXIM RATE, WINNER: “I just watched a couple of replays of her. It looked like she was a really nice filly. She broke out of there, really clean break, she relaxed really well for me. She’s a very classy filly, you can do whatever you want with her. I had a really good trip all the race and I just waited for the quarter pole to start working on her and when I asked her to go she took off. She’s a very nice filly.”
SIMON CALLAGHAN, MAXIM RATE, WINNER: “We knew she was training really well coming into this race. We felt that the set up will be perfect. A mile and an eighth, back here in California I think is totally her game. We had some speed to run at and it actually turned out exactly how we wrote up the race before.
“The Grade I was our main aim and to pull it off is fantastic for all of the owners, all of the Slam Dunk Team, everyone involved. Now we’ll just space the races out and it will be nice to get to the Breeders’ Cup.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Slam Dunk Racing, Stable Currency LLC and James Branham.