Winning jockey Garrett Gomez said, "We were super confident. He's been trained magnificently for this race and every other race I've ridden him in. He's a magnificent older horse and I can't wait until we go farther. I never hit him. I actually moved up at about the 3/8 pole and I felt pretty confident then. I was just biding my time until we turned for home. I just didn't want to sit too long because he's got a long consistent run and just keeps coming. I just wanted to make sure that when we turned for home I did have him in a good place. He kept staying on and in that last 1/8 mile, when I finally got right to (Quality Road), I said 'I got him'."
Asked where he would go next, Stall added, "There will be one race between this and the Breeders' Cup Classic. It might be the Woodward, the Jockey Club Gold Cup, or the Hawthorne Gold Cup. The breeders want to do the New York stuff, which I do too."