Winning jockey Rafael Bejarano
said, "I was so impressed with the way he ran. I knew I could from off the pace if I wanted to. I pulled him to the outside and that was that. Gemologist floated me out a little into the first turn, but it didn't matter. I knew Gemologist was the horse to beat, but if he wanted to go to the lead, that was fine. My horse was so relaxed the whole way."