Governor Goteven Wins CTBA Stakes
Governor Goteven © Benoit Photo
TIAGO PEREIRA (Governor Goteven, winner) – “She broke well and then we got in a battle with the 3 (Reign of Fire). My filly was game, though, and she was willing to go with her. We put the other filly away and just went on with it. The meet has been going well for me. (With two wins today he now has a total of nine to rank fourth on the jockey list after nine days of racing.) I’ve got to keep it up!”
LISA BERNARD (Governor Goteven, winner) – “I feel fantastic; it’s very wonderful. (Governor Goteven) has been a really fun 2-year-old to deal with and I knew she was training really well. We won first time out with her at Santa Anita and I had a lot of faith in her. They just tell you. You just know sometimes. I think she’s got another stakes race in her future here at the end of the month ($100,000 Generous Portion, 6 furlongs, August 30).”
FRACTIONS: :22.14 :46.12 :58.90 1:05.55
The stakes win was the first of the meet for rider Pereira and his second (2015, Obey) in the CTBA Stakes. He now has seven stakes wins at Del Mar.
The stakes win was the first at Del Mar for trainer Bernard.
The winning owner (and breeder) – Templeton Horses – is Linda Templeton of Warner Springs, CA.