(Neptune’s Storm wins the Lure Stakes at Santa Anita / Photo Courtesy of Santa Anita)

From the Santa Anita Media Team:


FLAVIEN PRAT, NEPTUNE’S STORM, WINNER: “We had a good trip. He was traveling well and when I asked him turning for home, he kicked on well. When he went by that horse, he messed around a bit. He’s an old man, he knows what he’s doing.”


PETER MILLER, NEPTUNE’S STORM, WINNER: “He was in a great spot. I think Flavien did a great job, getting him out in the clear. When Edwin (aboard Lambeau) slowed it down to a quarter and change, I thought, well we have no excuses, he tried to pull himself up a little bit the last eighth of a mile, but Flavien stayed busy enough and we got it done.

“Very consistent, a very easy keeper. He eats good, trains good, sound, just willing to please, he’s just a really really nice horse and were grateful to have him.”

NOTES: The winning owners are CYBT, Saul Gevertz, Lynn Gitomer, Mike Goetz, Michael Nentwig and Daniel Weiner.