RICARDO GARCIA, BULLETPROOF ONE, WINNER: “She cleared the horses very easily, she has always had natural speed. On the grass, she is a different filly. She is able to relax a lot more and skip across that ground really well.
“She was by herself, got a nice breather, relaxed perfectly and then kicked on again.
“Yes, this is my first Santa Anita stakes win and it’s a great feeling to do it in a race like this.”
RUBEN ALVARADO, ASSISTANT TRAINER, BULLETPROOF ONE, WINNER: “I was expecting her to run big. I know that she’s a different horse on the grass and she loves this track. She ran big on this track and did really well today. We just needed her to come out of the gate and say goodbye. She’s getting more professional but still wants to go short, she’s a sprinter.
We are looking to run something short in Keeneland next.”
ARON WELLMAN, ECLIPSE THOROUGHBRED PARTNERS, BULLETPROOF ONE, WINNER:
“She’s so cool, to have a crack sprinter like her that just guns out of the gate and goes as fast as she can for as far as she can, it’s such a joy to see a filly with such natural speed and such a desire to do what she wants to do is a pleasure. She’s been so good to us; Gary Barber, Cecil Barber, Adam Wachtel, Eclipse of course. I want to thank Pete Miller and Ricky Gonzalez for continuing to find the keys to her ignition.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Gary & Cecil Barber, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Wachtel Stable.