Santa Anita News
SANTA YSABEL STAKES QUOTES
JOEL ROSARIO, CRISP, WINNER: “I watched her run the last time (Dec. 10 maiden win at Hollywood Park), and she was getting out with Bejarano. I wanted to make sure she was relaxed today and I just wanted to put her where she was going to be comfortable. She’s a nice little filly and she did everything I wanted her to do. She finished great.”
LARRY BENAVIDEZ, ASSISTANT TO JOHN SADLER, CRISP, WINNER: “I didn’t really give Joel (Rosario) any instructions. I just kind of let him ride his race.”
Apprised of the slow fractions: “Down the backside, I said, ‘I hope he had the master plan correct,’ but she’s always kicked (on) and she’s always shown ability from Day One. She was coming into the stretch pretty confident. It’s pretty neat.”
NOTES: The winning owner Michael Talla is from Los Angeles. Benavidez said Sadler did not attend due to illness.