JOCKEY QUOTESRAFAEL BEJARANO, MAJESTIC EAGLE, WINNER: “I feel so happy. This is my last mount of the meet and we had a dream trip. My horse broke good and I knew Sharp Samurai was the horse to beat. I tried to put just a little pressure on him early and then I took hold of my horse. I followed Sharp Samurai around the (far) turn and when we got clear, he was really running. Mr. Drysdale told me this horse doesn’t like the stick, so I hand rode him and he really responded.”TIAGO PEREIRA, LAW ABIDIN CITIZEN, SECOND: “We had a good trip. He relaxed really well and we were able to get a good position. He responded really well when I asked him, but the winner was too much.”VICTOR ESPINOZA, SHARP SAMURAI, THIRD: “I had an excellent trip. He broke nice, was sitting behind horses, but he got a little bit anxious down the backside, not much, then settled down nice. Turning for home I said, ‘OK, it’s time to go,’ but he just moved a little bit and did not accelerate like I wanted the last 16th. Other than that he ran a great race.”TRAINER QUOTESNEIL DRYSDALE, MAJESTIC EAGLE, WINNER: “Being back on the grass helped him, I would say. He got the trip, but there wasn’t as much pace as I thought there would be. We were thinking about gelding him tomorrow but maybe we will change our minds. I told Rafael, he likes to be on the outside and he’s got a short run.”NOTES: The winning owners are John Lindley & Ray Morton.
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