Jimmy Bell, representing winning owner Godolphin Racing added, "He was fit and Kiaran's always had good luck, he can run them off the bench. We had a little hiccup before the Belmont, spiked a temperature, and we agreed to stop. We talked to Simon Crisford and he said, 'You know what, don't be pushing this. Give him the time off. Go to Saratoga and let's see if we can do something in the Jim Dandy that will give us a reason to look forward to the Travers.' We followed instructions well, and so did the horse."