JOEL ROSARIO, ZAZU, WINNER: “Ability-wise, she can run with anyone, anytime, anywhere. She has an amazing turn of foot—one that I’ve never seen before. No disrespect to the other horses today, but she only ran about four jumps when we turned for home and then she shut it down. I knew the pace was slow and going to the far turn, everybody has to get into some kind of position. I just have so much confidence in her and today, she had 10 gears and she only had to use four of them. She really loves this track over here. She’s just a champion. I’m very happy with the way things are going right now. I just want to thank everyone, the owners the trainers and you guys for giving me such a great opportunity.”

GARRETT GOMEZ, BLIND LUCK, LAST AS 13-10 FAVORITE: (When asked if anything was wrong with the horse): “No. I couldn’t keep up. That’s pretty much it.”


JOHN SADLER, ZAZU, WINNER: “I was a little bit surprised she was that far back. I saw a fast pace up front. She trained really well for this race. She’s been a little unlucky in a couple of races but to me this is your top three-year-old filly in the country. We have a win over Turbulent Descent. We’re two to one over Plum Pretty and a signature win today. I mean obviously Blind Luck didn’t run her best. I’m making the case for Zazu. I hope the other filly comes out okay. Zazu, she brings it every time. She’s never run a bad race this year. I’m thrilled for the (owners Jerry and Ann) Mosses.”

ART SHERMAN, ULTRA BLEND, SECOND: “I’m proud of her. She gave everything she had. She tried. There’re no excuses. We’re heading to the Breeders’ Cup (Ladies’ Classic at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4).”

JERRY HOLLENDORFER, BLIND LUCK, LAST AS 13-10 FAVORITE: (When asked if anything was wrong with the horse) “I don’t know – bad training job.”

NOTES: The winning owners, Jerry and Ann Moss, reside in Beverly Hills.