said, "He's a very fast horse, came away from there very sharp, but believe it or not, although he was running very fast fractions, too fast to go 1 1/8 miles, he wasn't rank. Today he came back to me to some extent, but that was about as slow as he was willing to go. I thought it was a very solid effort going the distance. He continued to keep a great pace and galloped out as he usually does."
Edgar Prado aboard third place finisher Gung Ho said, "He broke good and I got the rail to save a little ground. I was down there most of the way until the 3/8 pole. He really picked it up and I thought for a while he might get there. But he got a little even at the end. Nice horse, he tried hard."