Trainer Marty Wolfson (Heart Stealer): “I wanted to get the graded race here.
“I was very concerned. She was back in fifth. It takes her a little while. Seven eighths is perfect for her, so (the six-furlong distance) was my concern. But she’d been training well.”

“She tried to run with that filly last time. She doesn’t need to do that. When she came to me, she was very rank. Now you can take her back. At the eighth-pole, I didn’t know if she would get there, but once she leveled out the last 20 yards, I thought she’d get up. But it’s a little too short for her.”

Jockey Javier Castellano (Heart Stealer): “It was a beautiful race. There was a lot of speed in the race. We discussed it before the race and we had a plan. We thought there was a lot of speed in the race, and she doesn’t have to be on the lead. The way the race unfolds is going to help us. Marty gave the green light and gave me the confidence to ride the horse off the pace a little bit, and it paid off. I know it was kind of close, but when I asked her she responded so well in the last part.”