FLAVIEN PRAT, CHARMAINE’S MIA, WINNER: “For some reason she’s really good out there. She always leaves really fast and she relaxed down the backside and responded when it was time to go. I was hoping she would break like she did and take advantage of it otherwise, I would probably sit and get her to relax. She’s really brave and she was training really hard. It’s great to have family here and fans.
UMBERTO RISPOLI, DOGTAG, SECOND: “She went phenomenal, I mean she was out for a long time to come back in a good race like that, and the winner I think she’s a very classy good filly. Flavien broke off and put a good pace on it, and then she give him the kick at the quarter pole. Actually, my plan was to just track him from close, but my filly from way off she break a little bit slower than usual. I got a good trip because I’m just right behind Raymundos Secret and you know, the winner, but at the same time, Flavien has that kick, and that advantage at the top of the stretch took that away from me. Probably if I track him from close, it would probably be a different story, I don’t know if I can get him, but definitely I can give him more hard time, as much as I do.”
PHIL D’AMATO, CHARMAINE’S MIA, WINNER: “Flavien got her out beautifully and he rated her perfectly. Once he shot out of there like a rocket, he made her relax and he had enough to hold off Dogtag.” (What’s next?) “We are looking at a Grade 1 race here at Santa Anita about five or six weeks down the road.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Agave Racing Stable and Rockin Robin Racing Stables.