Trainer Todd Pletcher said, "He's shown the adaptability to stalk, and yet he has tactical speed to keep pressure on someone, keeping them from getting loose. He's tenacious. He has all of the tools. The one thing we felt Shanghai Bobby had going for him coming into the race was seasoning. Those three starts, sometimes, are really important."
Jockey Rosie Napravnik said, "Bobby was on his game today. He broke real sharp and we sat real comfortable outside of (Goldencents). He was taking me to the lead before I wanted to go, but he was full of it and did it as easy as could be. He's just gotten better and more mature with every start and I think he's just going to continue to grow and exceed our expectations."