Flattery © Benoit Photo
JUAN HERNANDEZ (Flattery, winner) – “She broke good, then we took back. I was watching Umberto (Rispoli on favored Loterie) to see what he was doing. On the turn, he got the jump on me, so I went. I took outside and my filly really ran. She was more professional today than in her first race. She was strong.”
PETER EURTON (Flattery, winner) – “I didn’t know if she was going to get out of it because they were kind of trapped a little inside. But once he got her settled it was just a matter of time. He had so much horse. She’s kind of jumped up a level since her last. She’s more precocious and her last works were more on the bridle. She picked things up pretty quick.”
FRACTIONS: :21.98 :46.33 1:12.46 1:24.94 1:36.86
This was jockey Hernandez’s seventh victory in a stakes at the meet. It is trainer Eurton’s first.
The Juvenile Fillies Turf score was a first for Hernandez, but his 40th in a stakes overall at Del Mar.
The Juvenile Fillies Turf tally was a first for Eurton, but his 10th in a stakes at Del Mar.
The winning owners are an extended partnership that includes Exline-Border Racing, Burns Racing or Aaron Kennedy and Richard Hausman.