FLAVIEN PRAT, WILD AT HEART, WINNER: “I had a good trip. She didn’t break very well but I got a good trip.
“The pace was fast but that’s the way it set up today. She won pretty easy though, she was much better today than last time out.
“I worked her before her last race and I felt she was much better today. I was pretty confident going into today.”
RICHARD MANDELLA, WILD AT HEART, WINNER: “After the scratches, the race got a bit easier. We were anxious to see what she could do on the turf, but I’ll take what happened here today.
“She impressed me today. She’s always tries to be a good mare but just wasn’t quite breaking through.
“This seems to be a good distance for her. She’s quick enough to sprint if you try that and she’s able to go little further as well. We just really needed to win a stake so I feel good about this.
“You know I’m partial to Flavien. To me, he looked great when he was 18 years old. I think he does make a difference. I think he’s one of the best that we’ve seen in a long time.”
NOTES: The winning owner is Ramona Bass of Fort Worth, TX.