LA WOMAN STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2019

JOCKEY QUOTES

DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, LADY NINJA, WINNER: “She broke good today, compared to last time (when third in the Grade III Rancho Bernardo Handicap Aug. 11). After that, I had to wait and see where I could get out. When the four (favored  Anonymity) backed out, I was able to get outside of Selcourt and from there, she was really game.”

JOE TALAMO, SELCOURT, SECOND: “She ran really good, too good to lose.”

TRAINER QUOTES

RICHARD BALTAS, LADY NINJA, WINNER: “She’s been in those stretch duels before and she’s won ’em. I know that she ran her race today. She’s been an over-achiever, that’s all I can tell you. She broke straight up in the air (when third in the Rancho Bernardo Handicap Aug. 11).

“She came from the inside today and she split horses and she ground it out. I’m happy.”

NOTES: The winning owners are Harry Bederian, Harout Kamberian, Hagop Nakkashian and Richard Baltas.

Lady Ninja and jockey Drayden Van Dyke, outside, overpower Selcourt (Joseph Talamo), inside, to win the Grade III, $100,000 LA Woman Stakes, Saturday, September 5, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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