(Amanzi Yimpilo wins the Speakeasy / Benoit Photography & Courtesy of Santa Anita)

From the Santa Anita Media Team:


LUIS SAEZ, AMANZI YIMPILO, WINNER: “She was pretty nervous behind the gate, we had a little trouble, but I knew she was ready. I could feel the power. She just broke very well and sat in a great spot which was the spot I was thinking to be in. When we came down the stretch she fought, she was a fighter and we got there. I had a feeling we would get it.”


BLAKE HEAP, ASSISTANT TO WESLEY WARD, AMANZI YIMPILO, WINNER: “We worked her a half mile on the dirt and we went wide. We weren’t really trying to set the track afire. We wanted to do something to get a feel of the situation here and get a little air.

“It’s onto the Breeders’ Cup we hope!”

NOTES: The winning owners are Susan Moulton, Marc Detampel & CJ Thoroughbreds.