Santa Anita News
SANTA ANITA OAKS STAKES QUOTES
JOEL ROSARIO, CRISP, WINNER: “The blinkers made a big difference. She was more focused today and she was into the bridle. She finished great, but she tried to lay on that filly inside of her (All Due Respect), but she always does that. She ran great, she never looked back today.”
RAFAEL BEJARANO, BLIND LUCK, THIRD: “I was in a good position, but when we came into the stretch, those two fillies in front of me (Crisp and All Due Respect), tightened up and my hole closed. We just ran out of time—she was really running.”
JOHN SADLER, CRISP, WINNER: “We were hoping to lay a little closer today because it look like there was a lot of speed in here so the tactics were drawn up and worked today for her. She’s fourth beaten three the other day in the last stake, she ran very well. There was no pace that day and she put in a good run and couldn’t get there so we thought we would have her lay up closer today. I hope we’ll go to the Kentucky Oaks with her. I mean that’s the plan. She’s got good stamina and can run a big distance.”
JERRY HOLLENDORFER, BLIND LUCK, 1-2 FAVORITE, THIRD: “We got beat the whole way.”
NOTES: Winning owner Michael Talla is from Los Angeles.