JOSEPH TALAMO, PAINTING CORNERS, WINNER: “I had a great trip Peter gave me all the confidence in the world, he just said, ‘Try to break sharp if they give us a good lead go with it, if not just ride a smart race’. She broke sharp and took it to ’em. She’s very quick out of the gate and we got a little breather there around the turn. She could feel Bejarano’s filly (third place finisher Go On Mary) on her outside, but when we straightened up, she switched leads and we were gone.”
PETER MILLER, PAINTING CORNERS, WINNER: “Joe rode a very smart race. She doesn’t like to be on the rail much, but he broke sharp and he just went on with it and cut the corner and saved something for the stretch. So great ride by Joe and the whole team did a great job with this filly. She’s a very versatile filly and she’s been so much fun to work with. I still think she can get the longer distances. We are looking into her next race, she might possibly go to Kentucky and we’re even thinking about the Monrovia.”
RYAN COSATO, PAINTING CORNERS, ON BEHALF OF SLAM DUNK RACING: “She’s been facing (stablemate) Belvoir Bay in her last couple races, so it was nice to get away from her today. Belvoir Bay ran solid in Dubai, so Painting Corners was obviously coming out of a productive race. It was nice to see her get an easy lead and keep going.”
NOTES: The winning owner is Altamira Racing Stable and Slam Dunk Racing.