Winning jockey Garrett Gomez said, "I was having a fairly good trip. He wanted to get out a bit on the first turn. Once I lined up down the backstretch, and got him into a kind of rhythm, he was traveling really well for me. Actually, I had to move before I wanted to at the 3/8 pole. I was waiting to see what was happening with Well Armed, hoping he'd get shoved down inside and I could swoop around him. Johnny Murtagh (on Lord Admiral) started making a run on my hip. When he started making his run, I had to go with him and he had me down inside. I had to wait on (My Pal Charlie). He found a hole and I followed him in there and it worked out perfectly."
Trainer Vladimir Cerin added, "Garrett had him in a perfect position on the first turn. I was a little concerned when he went inside, but the Red Sea parted. It was a superlative performance by a superlative athlete. It feels great; unbelievable to win my first Breeders' Cup."