SANTA MONICA STAKES QUOTES – Santa Anita Park

JOCKEYQUOTES

ELVISTRUJILLO,SAMSSISTER,WINNER:Itwastheperfecttrip。

IknewtherewasgoingtobealotofspeedinthereandIknewitwouldbefastearlyon。

ButIknewthatsoonerorlatertheywouldhavetostop。

Shesanicefilly。

IknewMartin(GarciaonSweetMarini)wouldstop;itwastoofastforthreehorseshead-to-head。

MARTINGARCIA,SWEETMARINI,SECOND:Shegotalittlebittired。

Weweregoingprettyfastupfrontandwhenwegottothestretchtheotherhorsejustgotbyustoday。

TRAINERQUOTES

JERRYHOLLENDORFER,SAMSSISTER,WINNER:Wegota22and43(fractions),soitmakesitalittleeasiertocloseground。

Wethoughtthatmighthappen,butthenwhenDancinthenightawaykindofshookloosealittlebit,itlookedalittlebitrisky。

Butwewereabletosustainandrunherdownintheend。

Imjusttakingtheseracesoneatatime(whenaskedifshemightstretchout)。

Wethoughtshewouldrunlong(enteredinSaturdaysLaCanadaat11/16miles,butscratched),butwethoughtthiswasamoreadvantageousrace,sothatswhywewenthere。

Welltakealookatafewdifferentthings(races)。

NOTES:ThewinningownersareMarkDedomenicoofBelleview,WA;JerryHollendorferofPointRichmond,CA;andGeorgeTodaroofSeattle。