Trainer Bill Mott
said, "There was a good pace in here. More than there was in the Oaklawn Handicap. Jose did a great job and was able to find a seam on the rail. He seems like he's an improving horse and you'd have to say he's one of the top handicap horses in the country. It was a very good field tonight and I feel proud of our horse that he was able to beat such a good field. We'll probably give him a break now and point for the Jockey Club Gold Cup and then the Breeders' Cup Classic. He might have a race before the Gold Cup, but I'm not sure where it would be."