Under jockey Ramon Dominguez, the daughter of Partner’s Hero reached the finish line two lengths ahead of Universal Language, with long shot Lady Outflanker finishing third. Silver Partner completed the 1 1/16 miles in 1:46.84 and paid $6.20.
John Saltzman Jr. (winning owner/trainer, Silver Partner) – “I thought I had a good shot here. I was happy with the move from turf to dirt and having Ramon Dominguez helped. He’s one of the best riders in the country. I still want to try the turf with her. With the wet spring, she’s never really had a shot here, but we’re very pleased with her race today.
Ramon Dominguez (winning jockey, Silver Partner) – “I was stuck down on the inside, fourth, but on the heels of the two leaders. The rail opened and I came through on the inside. It worked all well.”