(Gregorian Chant wins the Clocker’s Corner Stakes / Photo Courtesy of Santa Anita)

From the Santa Anita Media Team:


JUAN HERNANDEZ, GREGORIAN CHANT, WINNER: “Phil told me don’t change his style.  It looked like there was plenty of speed and there was.  The race set up good for us.  Turning for home, I had a lot of horse and he just exploded.  He passed those other horses pretty easy.”


PHILIP D’ AMATO, GREGORIAN CHANT, WINNER: “I gotta give Nick Cosato (Slam Dunk Racing) a lot of credit. He thought of this after his last race.  Just remembering what a big turn of foot he had from when we bought him, we thought it was worth a try.  Juan fits this horse really well.  Actually his brother, Jonathan, gallops him in the morning, so it’s kind of a little family affair there.  Juan has a special touch there with him and gets everything out of him.”

NOTES: The winning owners are Slam Dunk Racing, Old Bones Racing Stable LLC and Michael Nentwig.