3-YEAR-OLDS & UP
18th RUNNING, JUNE 16, 2013
ONE MILE IN 1:34.72 (:22.90 :45.83 1:09.08 1:21.66)
JOCKEY ISAIAS ENRIQUEZ, JEBRICA, WINNER: “I had a very good trip. The speed went really fast and my horse relaxed well. At the three-eighths pole, I had two horses next to me and I asked my horse a little bit and right away I got ahead of those two. I asked my horse a little more at the five-sixteenths pole and he started getting closer and closer. By the three-sixteenths pole, I knew the race was mine. I didn’t hear anybody coming until I heard (Stryker Phd) flying at the end. It feels nice to get my first stakes win (at Emerald Downs).”
JOCKEY DAVID LOPEZ, STRYKER PHD, SECOND: “I was sitting pretty far back in the beginning and when it was time go, I had so many horses in front of me. I was moving in and out and in and out. This horse was flying. With a little more luck, I think we would have won the race. I can’t wait for the next one. The longer the better.”
JOCKEY JAVIER MATIAS, WINNING MACHINE, THIRD: “Last time he just had a bad race. Like people, he just had a bad day. He runs better races when he’s closer to the pace. I was pushing him a little bit and probably used too much too early, so he got a little tired , but he ran great. To me, he’s back.”
JOCKEY ROCCO BOWEN, MAKORS FINALE, FIFTH: “He just got outrun today. He ran well. It just wasn’t his day.”
NOTES: Jebrica (20-6-3-3-$256,905)…Jebrica has two stakes wins @ EmD & three overall…Jebrica was voted Emerald Downs’ Top 3-Year-Old Male in 2011…Jim Penney has 46 stakes wins @ EmD, No. 2 all-time…This is the first EmD stakes victory for Isaias Enriquez…Next for 3-year-olds & up: $50,000 Mt. Rainier Handicap, 1 1/16-mile, Sunday, July 21.