Winning jockey Jamie Theriot said, "It was great. He's a horse that doesn't like to be on the inside, so I just worked my out and worked my way out. Turning for home, I had a big seam, and as soon as he saw daylight he was a different horse �€“ he just hit gears. This has just been unbelievable. I'm two-for-two this year. I give a lot of credit to Bret Calhoun. He's been very loyal to me."
Trainer Bret Calhoun added, "He found a seam late. Going down the backside he was retreating like I thought he would do, and I was absolutely concerned. I didn't think he had much chance and the horses in front of him were not opening up (a hole) for him. This was great. Can you believe it? I'm glad we found the foot (abscess) early in the week and it drained really well."