Santa Anita News
SAN MIGUEL STAKES QUOTES, SATURDAY, MARCH 28TH, 2009
VICTOR ESPINOZA, TRIUMPHANT FLIGHT, WINNER: “This horse has such a big heart. He’s tried hard in all of his races. Today, we had the one hole, so we really didn’t have much choice except to just let him run away from there. The fractions helped us and from the three eighths pole to the wire, he picked it up.”
ERIC KRULJAC, TRIUMPHANT FLIGHT, WINNER: “My horses always need an out, but I said that before he ran the first time (and won). He’s just a nice, gutty colt. Everybody’s taking back because the speed isn’t holding. All I told Victor (Espinoza) is, ‘There’s a lot of speed in here, but you have speed. Do whatever you want.’ He made the right choice. He rode a great race.”
NOTES: Kruljac said he would consider the $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes for California-breds at 1 1/8 miles at Hollywood Park next, on April 25. The winning owner is Tyler Seltzer of Encinitas, CA.