Winning trainer Steve Hobby said, "The owner picked it out. We (entered) a small stake (at Arlington Park) and we scratched to run in this. I figured it was the time to try now. For me, it's a great thrill. This is my first time in Saratoga. He was training so well and he really moves up in the mile and a half. We figured if he can't do it now, he'll never do it."
Jockey Javier Castellano added, "I give a lot of credit to my agent (Matt Muzikar), he picked the mount. I didn't know anything about him. The last race (Arlington Handicap), he finished fifth and he ran huge. He gave a big run to the jockey the last time, Fernando Jara, I learned a lot from that trip."