Winning driver Tim Tetrick said, "I was happy to be following Brian (Sears and Fashion Feline) and wish I could have waited longer but I had to go. She's been really strong the last couple of times I've driven her. She had to work hard and it was one of her best efforts. The last 1/8, my filly was tired and I'm glad I did try to jump two or three up and get ahead of them a little bit."
Trainer Joe Holloway added, "It felt like I was running, that's how long it took."