$72,570 Desert Stormer Handicap - 16th Running - 6 Furlongs

Jockey and Trainer Quotes
Posted 06.17.12 at 5:01

Jockey Quotes

DAVID FLORES, TURBULENT DESCENT, Winner: “She’s been working very, very well. The race came up perfect for us. I was comfortable the whole way. The outside post worked out very well for her. She showed what she’s made of today. I’m so confident in her. Hopefully, she’ll stay in one piece. I can’t say thanks enough to (trainer) Mike (Puype) and the owners. The main thing with her is the track. She’s never been beaten on the synthetic. We’ll take it one at a time to the Breeders’ Cup.”

EDWIN MALDONADO, IZZY RULES, Second: “She ran a great race today. She just got beat by a better horse. I’m really happy with her race. I’m not disappointed at all because she ran her race and the best horse won.”

Trainer Quotes

MIKE PUYPE, TURBULENT DESCENT, Winner: “You want to see her come back to form because she’s a brilliant filly. Her campaign took its toll with four travel trips. Believe me when I tell you, the track was very hard at Santa Anita the day she ran (Grade I La Brea Stakes last Dec. 31). She’s very partial to synthetic tracks and I’m just happy to have her back in form. David (Flores) did a great job, he got the jump on Teddy’s Promise. That’s where post comes in. He had a great post and out broke the other horse, got in position and basically settled her into a perfect trip. I was a little worried that (Izzy Rules) could shake loose because she was the lone speed on paper. The lone speed is dangerous at any track, any time.”

JOHN SADLER, SWITCH, Fourth: “I don’t know, maybe she’s lost a little speed. She probably wants a little longer right now. The (Grade II, $200,000) A Gleam (Handicap July 14) is possible, but we might take her out of town.”


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