SPRING FEVER STAKES QUOTES-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019

JOCKEY QUOTES

RAFAEL BEJARANO, SHOW IT N MOE IT, WINNER: “She always tries really hard and she always wants to be on the lead. This was the first time she’s ever had to be on the inside though and she freaked out a little being out on the lead down inside. She started to lug out but I didn’t want to try and fight with her too much. I wanted to play it by ear and as we came to the turn she was calming down and going back to the rail. As we did though, the three, S Y Sky, was coming through on the rail which wasn’t what I wanted but I also finally was getting us where I wasted us to be, on the outside. She’s always had an outside position so once that horse was down to her inside, it was good. In the stretch she fought and came back strong. She did a very good job today. I had to work a little harder on her today. In the beginning I had to use her a bit and I think six and-a-half or seven furlongs are better distances for her, but she still got it done.”

JOE TALAMO, S Y SKY, SECOND:  “The winner was really getting out down the backside, I thought she might bolt.  I took my filly to the rail and she went right through there, real easy.  We were just cruising.  Hats off to that other filly, she dug in.”

TRAINER QUOTES 

GARY SHERLOCK, TRAINER SHOW IT N MOE IT:  “I’ve been doing this for 40 years and I never like being on the rail. I don’t like the one-hole under any conditions. I think the reason she was getting out there going to the far turn was that she’s never not had a horse inside of her to run with. She overcame it and with her, the results are incredible. We’re hoping to have a big year with her. She ran against older horses last year and now she’s doing so well.”
 

PHIL D’AMATO, TRAINER, S Y SKY:  “She ran good, we just got outrun.

OWNER QUOTES

TERRY LOVINGER, SHOW IT N MOE IT, WINNER: “Definitely one of my favorite races of hers (Show It N Moe It). Nick Alexander races a lot of good horses, when S Y Sky, came up the rail I said, ‘uh-oh she’s going right past us!’ Then they had the duel coming down the lane it was exciting. She’s getting a little bit better all the time, and she’s digging in and just tries so hard every time. The Cal-Bred program is just a fantastic program and there’s people like Nick Alexander raising great horses and we just have a lot of competition there. The horses are good and we have a lot of good ones coming up, we’re very competitive.”

NOTES: Tom London, Terry Lovinger or Eugene Zondlo

Show It N Moe It and jockey Rafael Bejarano, outside, outleg S Y Sky (Joseph Talamo), inside, to win the $100,000 Spring Fever Stakes, Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTO