BUENA VISTA HANDICAP QUOTES, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2009

JOCKEY QUOTES

GARRETT GOMEZ, JIBBOOM, WINNER: “She was comfortable with me the whole way. It’s a little deep out there, kind of like a soft, deep turf and she’s been running on firm ground, but she handled it well. When I asked her to accelerate, she did so willingly. She’s a beautiful filly and she does everything right.”

TRAINER QUOTES

HUMBERTO ASCANIO, ASSISTANT TO BOBBY FRANKEL, JIBBOOM, WINNER: “I thought there was going to be more speed in the race, but she broke so sharp, he (Garrett Gomez) went to the lead and just nursed the pace and came real strong at the end.”

NOTES: This is Frankel’s 909th victory at Santa Anita, where he is the career leader (not including Oak Tree). He is second in stakes wins with 143, behind Charlie Whittingham (204). It is Frankel’s fourth Buena Vista win. He won last year with Costume, like Jibboom, owned by Juddmonte Farms and ridden by Garrett Gomez.

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