Jimmy Barnes, assistant to trainer Bob Baffert said, "Everyone said we drew bad when we got the 11, but I wasn't that bothered by it," said Baffert's assistant, Jimmy Barnes. "You put them in from the rail out, so they're not in the gate that long. Rafael (Bejarano) did a good job getting him out of the gate and getting over to the rail. I knew we brought two good horses and this one had been getting over the track great all week."
Jockey Rafael Bejarano said, "I thought he won pretty easy. I was right where I wanted to be, especially at the end."