EDWIN MALDONADO, IZZY RULES, WINNER: “This win feels great, and it’s a dream come true. I was hoping to win a stakes race here at Santa Anita, and I finally did. This filly is so nice going and is just easy to ride. My main concern during the race was to try and get to the quarter pole alone because I knew she would do the rest of the work for me.”


MIGUEL CARRANZA, ASSISTANT TO JEFF BONDE, IZZY RULES, WINNER: “Edwin knows how to ride her. He knows her well. I just wished him good luck and told him to get the job done.” MARTY JONES, SPECTACULAR SKY, SECOND: “We ran into a buzzsaw today. The winner really likes this track and she’s getting good. My filly tried so hard and I’m proud of her. She’s a real solid, honest filly. She’s been running pretty hard lately, so we’ll see how she comes out of this race before we decide what’s next."

NOTES: Maldonado, 29, is from Puerto Rico. This is his first stakes win at Santa Anita. Carrera said Bonde was attending the Ocala Sales in Florida. Carranza has been with Bonde “18, 20 years.” The winning owners are George or Mary Ciare Schmitt of Pleasanton, CA.