(Shedaresthedevil holds on to capture the G2 Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park / Coady Photography & Courtesy of Oaklawn Park)

From the Oaklawn Park Media Team:

Jockey Quotes:

Florent Geroux — Shedaresthedevil (1st):

“We caught a flyer out of the gate,” jockey Florent Geroux said. “I was expecting Letruska to lead all the way. I don’t know if she didn’t break fast enough or stumbled, but we inherited the lead and I just took it from there. My filly is extremely talented. You know you want to slow her down, just keep her in a nice rhythm. Turning for home, she gave me everything she had. She maybe got a little bit tired down the lane, but it was good for her first race off the break. I don’t think she was 100% cranked up for this. We have hopes for a big year with her.”

Owner Quotes:

Staton Flurry — Shedaresthedevil:

“Whenever I run here, I’m nervous,” Staton Flurry of Flurry Racing said. “I expected the three (Letruska) to break good, but she didn’t. We just went on with it. She really dug in. Florent rode a great race. I’m glad to have her back. It’s going to be a fun year.”