RAFAEL BEJARANO, TUSCAN EVENING, WINNER: “I knew the number four (Czechers) had speed and that he (Kent Desormeaux) could send her or try to put pressure on me. He sent her, so I wanted to stay behind her and let my horse stay more relaxed. From the three-eighths, my horse has a good turn of foot, she can really fly. She came running and I didn’t have to worry about anybody else coming late. I was on the best horse.”


JERRY HOLLENDORFER, TUSCAN EVENING, Winner: “It was a perfect ride by Rafael (Bejarano). He didn’t chase after a real fast pace and that’s what allowed him to win. I haven’t made any plans about her next race. We’re going to look at several different things. We might consider the Kilroe Mile although I’m almost totally against running against colts. I’m sure she can get more distance. I’m not sure if Will (de Burgh) believes in that, but I think he does.”

The winning owner, William de Burgh, resides in Rancho Santa Fe, California.