MEGAHERTZ STAKES QUOTES-MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019

JOCKEY QUOTES

FLAVIEN PRAT, VASILIKA, WINNER:  “When Drysdale’s filly (La Sardane) made that early move, it put pressure on Smith’s filly (Ms Bad Behavior) and it helped me.  I didn’t want to be in a hurry, but she really picked it up and she finished well.  I think a mile and one eighth might be her best (distance).

MIKE SMITH, MS BAD BEHAVIOR, SECOND:  “When Joel made that move, I kinda took a little hold and she dropped the bridle a bit, but it did take a little ‘sting’ out of her…But she ran great.” 

TRAINER QUOTES 

JERRY HOLLENDORFER, VASILIKA, WINNER: “You know, you never expect this kind of thing to happen, but occasionally but it does.

“I hope she fits in our program, we did some extra work on her but you know she’s blossomed into a very nice mare now.

“Flavian did his usual great job and got her out just in time. She ran them down and we can’t ask for more.”

NOTES: All Schlaich Stables LLC, Hollendorfer, LLC, Gatto Racing, LLC and George Todaro

Co-owner George Todaro, right, celebrates with jockey Flavien Prat, left, after Vasilika’s victory in the Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes, Monday, January 21, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTO