(Quick wins the Astra Stakes at Santa Anita / Photo Courtesy of Santa Anita)
From the Santa Anita Media Team:
UMBERTO RISPOLI, QUICK, WINNER: “I planned in my mind to go forward and sit outside the lead. Obviously she was ready to break, so she broke first before everybody, but she’s such a nice filly, she was a little bit excited today. I got a nice trip. Pace was not that fast, so I had to make a decision to move. I knew where I sat and I know her, she could go through, she’s a galloper, when she moved again, I got lucky it was by the wire. Sometimes you need a little luck in these things.
“It’s always a pleasure, it’s probably not nice for him to hear, but it’s always a pleasure to beat a jockey like (Rosario). He’s so respectful, so nice. I asked him after the wire, ‘Did you get me?’ because my head was down, and I was just focusing to try to win the race. He said, ‘No, no you got it.’”
JUAN LEYVA, ASSISTANT TO JOHN SADLER, QUICK, WINNER: “She got the trip she needed today. She got to relax, not be on the front end. She settled well and got a perfect trip. I think our other filly (runner-up Hermaphrodite) might have been a little better, but it worked out great, we ran one-two.”
NOTES: The winning owner is Hronis Racing, LLC, who also sent out the second-place finisher.