Trainer James Jerkens (House Rules): â€œItâ€™s great. It [graded-stakes win] always helps her value and sheâ€™s well bred on top of it. Every little bit helps.
â€œAll of her races here in Florida have been terrific. The races here with my father [Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens] were as good as sheâ€™s running now. We just have to get her to duplicate them in New York.
â€œI donâ€™t know whatâ€™s next. She probably wonâ€™t run here again. Weâ€™ll look for something back home in New York. Iâ€™m not one to look too far ahead.
[On inquiry] â€œThe pan shot looked worse. After watching the head-on, I wasnâ€™t worried. I donâ€™t think she came in much and it looked like the horse on the inside [Wedding Toast] came out a little and the jockey was hitting left-handed and she came out half a horse.â€
Jockey Javier Castellano (House Rules): â€œI had a beautiful trip. I had to go wide a little bit around the turn and it cost me a couple lengths, but I didnâ€™t have a choice. I used my own judgment and it worked out great. At the top of the stretch I tried to switch leads and all three horses were there together. I didnâ€™t come in at all, I just tried to switch leads with my horse and finally she did. I didnâ€™t realize that horse (Sheer Drama) was still there but still I was clear and in front of the other horses.â€
Note: This was the 14th stakes win of the Championship Meet for Javier Castellano, and ninth graded
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