JOE TALAMO, SWEET SWAP, WINNER: “What a nice horse! What impressed me today was that he was pressured the whole way. He never got a breather at any point so for him to kick away like that was pretty impressive. We figured Lakerville was going to be coming at us so our plan was to steal away a little bit once we hit the dirt. Fortunately for us, it worked out.”

COREY NAKATANI, LAKERVILLE, SECOND: “He’s doing great, he put in a big run and what more can you say, speed is winning. He’s pretty tight right now, he ran his race. He came running at them but they just don’t get as tired on the lead when the track is playing fast. He ran his race and the winner just ran a little better.”


JOHN SADLER, SWEET SWAP, WINNER: “It didn’t look like there was a lot of speed in the race today, so we let him run a little more free. I think he’s a little better coming from off the pace, but that’s the way the course is playing, so we let him run on. It didn’t look like there was a ton of speed in here, so we thought he’d be up close, first or second.”

KOSTA HRONIS, PART OWNER, SWEET SWAP, WINNER: “It’s always wonderful to win a race at Santa Anita. We started with John (as owners) in February of 2010.”

NOTES: Winning owners Kosta and Peter Hronis are from Delano, CA. The San Simeon was their 10th win of this meet.