Trainer Ian Wilkes added, "He was sharp; we were second best. Now, we have to look ahead at the next step with him. If he comes out fine, I'll go ahead (to the Travers). I was pleased. This horse could have folded easily. He could have finished third or fourth. The other two had a chance to beat him; he fought them off. We're closing in on (Kensei). We got beaten 5 1/2 lengths last time. We might have been beaten 2 lengths this time. We'll catch him."