FLAVIEN PRAT, VENETIAN HARBOR, WINNER: She broke sharp and put us in a great position very easily. We got a breather around the (far) turn, she grabbed the bit and really ran well from there.”
RICHARD BALTAS, VENETIAN HARBOR, WINNER: “The plan was to break and just get her to relax. She’s very strong and Flavien did a great job, getting her to relax. He said he was hanging on to her the whole way. It looked like at the 3/8th pole we might get passed but I was just hoping the public was right.
“I am very happy that she got the two turns, that was a little bit of a concern today. She had never been two turns and this is a tiring track. She trains at San Luis Rey, she is doing good down there I didn’t want to change anything. She delivered today. It looks like now she may have to do some moving around, hopefully she comes back well and we will see (where we go next). She passed the first test.”
DOMINIC SAVIDES, PART OWNER, VENETIAN HARBOR, WINNER: “This is really special, to win here at The Great Race Place. Just to do it with friends, it’s really special.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Ciaglia Racing LLC, Highland Yard and River Oak Farm