(Wildman Jack / Photo Courtesy of Santa Anita)

From the Santa Anita Media Team:


ABEL CEDILLO, WILDMAN JACK, WINNER: “Last time (Grade II Joe Hernandez Stakes on Jan. 1) I was sitting perfect, but he lost his shoes. He lost his shoes, that’s why he stopped…(The way) he ran today, I think he’s better on the dirt.”


LEANDRO MORA, ASSISTANT TO DOUG O’NEILL, WILDMAN JACK, WINNER:  “He’s been on the grass, but we loved his dirt race at Del Mar (a close fourth in the Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes four starts back on Aug. 1).  We’ve been thinking about getting him back on the dirt since then and Doug and the owners decided this race would be good.  This is a huge win for him, and we can run him on either surface.  It’s been awhile since we had back to back days like this, it’s great to win.”

NOTES: The winning owner is Glenn Sorgenstein WC Racing Inc.