Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes Quotes
Summering © Benoit Photo
DRAYDEN VAN DYKE (Summering, winner) – “This is sweet; to win a stakes in these silks (Glen Hill Farm, where he got his start riding for trainer Tom Proctor) makes this so special. Today I had what you’d call a golden trip. She was always there and fired big. And I had a tough time pulling her up; she wanted to keep on going. She’s a good one.”
JOE TALAMO (Lady Prancelot, second) – “She was last early, but she came running. She’s got a terrific turn of foot.”
MARIO GUTIERREZ (Bizwhacks, third) – “She tried hard, but we have no excuses.”
CRAIG BERNICK (Summering, winner) – “This is a very special place for our family. I think this is my 24h consecutive summer coming out here and the second since my grandfather (Leonard Lavin) passed away. It’s nice to have a filly like this -- the fourth generation in the family that we’ve owned -- win a stakes in her second start. We’ll go on to Santa Anita and if she wins again we’d consider the Breeders’ Cup (Juvenile Fillies Turf) but she’d have to win well. One step at a time.”
FRACTIONS: :23.57 :48.91 1:13.58 1:25.29 1:37.15
The stakes win is a meet-leading 11th, but the first in the Juvenile Fillies Turf for rider Van Dyke. He now has 22 stakes wins at Del Mar.
The stakes win is the second of the meet, but the first in the Juvenile Fillies for trainer Proctor. He now has 17 stakes wins at Del Mar.
The winning owner is the Glen Hill Farm of Ocala, FL, which is currently run by Craig Bernick of Chicago, IL.