Jockey Joe Bravo added, "I've been riding for 24 years and I can't say a horse will stick out more in my mind than Little Mike will. He's a horse that's overcome so much. I figured with the rain – the water runs down to the inside – that I thought it was better to stay off (the hedge). Who says there wasn't a question (about getting 1 1/8 miles)? I had a lot of questions, but Little Mike speaks."