AGAPITO DELGADILLO, STEALTHEDIAMONDS, WINNER: “She got away pretty easy and she was just breezing. At the top of the lane, I asked her for more and she put it in another gear and we came home easily.”
MIKE PUYPE, STEALTHEDIAMONDS, WINNER: “With her speed, we certainly expected to be in front. When the favorite (Just Grazed Me) made her bid through the stretch there was some concern because she’s such a good horse, but Agapito (Delgadillo) kept our filly going.
“Looking at the race I figured we were the lone speed. Just Grazed Me on paper was the one to beat, enough for me to worry about her. Apache Princess is a really good sprint filly; it was a very good race between the three fillies, and our kind of speed has to be respected. When she cleared and broke loose for home I was just praying she would get to the wire.
“We claimed her (for $80,000 last Oct., 27) with this in mind, because opportunities like this don’t come along too often. Her speed makes her dangerous, especially when there’s no other speed in the race.
“It’s nice to get such a quick dividend on the $80,000 investment.”
NOTES: The winning owners are James Driver and Ywachetta Driver.